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Why Being The Next Warren Buffett is Harder Than Anyone Thinks


Everyone wants to be the next Warren Buffett. Or at least the world's next great investor. But it is not that easy and a quote from the value investor Seth Klarman explains why. 

It is not hard work, or desire, or determination that defers most people. Instead, it is psychology. It is human behavior. Read this:

"If the entire country became securities analysts, memorized Benjamin Graham’s Intelligent Investor and regularly attended Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder meetings, most people would, nevertheless, find themselves irresistibly drawn to hot initial public offerings, momentum strategies and investment fads. People would still find it tempting to day-trade and perform technical analysis of stock charts. A country of security analysts would still overreact. In short, even the best-trained investors would make the same mistakes that investors have been making forever, and for the same immutable reason – that they cannot help it." - Seth Klarman