We both insist on a lot of time being available almost everyday to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think. So Warren and I do more reading and thinking and less doing than most people in business. We do that because we like that kind of life.1
Charlie Rose: Warren Buffett has constructed a life which enables him to do what he loves in a way that is comfortable and totally productive for him. We talked about how he lives his life over dinner at Gorat’s, his favorite steakhouse in Omaha. Give me a sense. Walk through a day with me.
Warren Buffett: Day, you wouldn’t believe today. I come down, and well, I usually read the papers at home. I get up around 6:45 A.M.
Charlie Rose: Are they papers or on-line?
Warren Buffett: Mostly papers, but I do click on-line for some things.
Charlie Rose: You have your favorites listed.
Warren Buffett: Yeah, I even have the Charlie Rose Show listed. I want to see who’s going to be on there. Really, I do. So I get up around 6:45 A.M., but I get in the office around 9:00 A.M. or 8:00 A.M., depends on what’s going on, I have no schedule to speak of. Here is my date book, just take a look.
Charlie Rose: This isn’t jam packed with appointments. ...