Composer, author and philanthropist Peter Buffett on finding your own path to life fulfillment.
Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and touring his “Concert & Conversation” series in support of his book Life Is What You Make It.
Welcome to what I hope is a regular blog. In a world that adds more content per second than we could possibly consume in a lifetime, here comes more.
Why? Because I keep hearing a phrase over the P.A. system at Penn Station and seeing posters at the airport that say, “If you see something, say something.”
I’m fortunate to have a willing publisher of my attempts to say what I see.
There may be a few things that make my vantage point unique. But it doesn’t make it special. We all have stories. What I hope is that some of my
experiences will start a conversation. I am painfully aware that comments can spin totally against one’s favor. This is where I’m a big fan of The Golden Rule.
I’m actually always a fan of The Golden Rule. In many ways, that’s what this blog will be about.
A short history:
• I grew up in Omaha. My dad at the time, Warren Buffett, turned into the billionaire investor known as the “Oracle of Omaha” much later.
• I played piano through my entire childhood and adolescence. After a few years at college I realized that I had to follow the music.
• I engineered recordings for people, wrote a lot of music for commercials, film, TV, etc. I made a number of my own recordings for record labels and then
my own label. And now I perform regularly with my Concert & Conversation that is in support of my book, Life Is What You Make It.
I have had tremendous luck in many ways. But even with luck you have to make choices. And because of who my father has become, his choices and in return my choices have been elevated in the public consciousness for this brief period in time.
Hence the blog. Many of them will be written in conjunction with the release of a new song.
Ultimately I’m just taking the opportunity to be heard in case it can at all contribute to our constant evolution in some microscopic way (I’m desperately trying to humble myself enough to thwart a massive backlash in the comments section. Imagine me tip-toeing silently backwards out of the room).