I’ve watched this fantastic Warren Buffet speech about 10 times, but have never tried this till now. He says:
Think for a moment I granted you the right to buy 10% of one of your classmates for the rest of his lifetime (and you can’t just pick someone with a rich father). You’ve got to pick someone who’s going to do it on their own merit.
…and I gave you an hour to think about it.
…which one are you gonna pick?
He goes on to say you wouldn’t necessarily pick someone with the highest IQ or the highest grades etc. etc…. (watch the video if you want to hear what he has to say next).
This is a fantastic way to judge who amongst your friends or acquaintances you think will be the most successful.
I also have had a highly-favored saying (I have no idea where I first heard this) that goes:
“You are the sum total of the top 5 people you hang out with.”
So by my math, if you’re trying to become successful (in whatever field), it would make sense to hang out most with the top five people you would pick to own 10% of.
Try it right now in your head or on the sheet I’ve provided below…it’s kind of interesting :-)
To get you started, I’ve filled out your first choice already: