Lifelong learning is essential for being successful (Paul Munger)

The pair have grown the company to become one of the largest in the world. Paul Munger, the other half of the dynamic duo that makes up Berkshire Hathaway, believes that lifelong learning is essential to long term success. He uses his company and his partner Warren Buffet as an example.

“If you take Berkshire Hathaway, which is certainly one of the best-regarded corporations in the world and may have the best long-term investment record in the entire history of civilization, the skill that got Berkshire through one decade would not have sufficed to get it through the next decade with the achievements made,” he says. “Without Warren Buffett being a learning machine — a continuous learning machine, the record would have been absolutely impossible.”

His three tips to becoming a life-long learner are to read, exercise your brain, and pass on your wisdom.

保罗·芒格:要想成功,终生学习是必不可少的 

这对搭档已经将公司发展成为世界上最大的公司之一。伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway)的活力二人组成员之一——保罗•芒格(Paul Munger)认为,终身学习对长期成功至关重要。他用公司和合伙人沃伦·巴菲特做例子。

“伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway)是世界上最受尊敬的公司之一,拥有可能是人类文明史上最长期的投资记录,拿它做例子。技能让伯克希尔哈撒韦公司用十年获得成功不就可以让它在未来十年取得的成就,”他说。“如果巴菲特不是学习机器——一台不断学习的机器,这个纪录绝对不可能出现。”

要想成为一个终生学习者,他有三条建议:阅读、锻炼大脑和传授智慧。

 

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