15 Responses to “Pinkcast 2.17: Life advice from Warren Buffett”

  1. Gideon Sheldon says:

    Hey Dan,

    Why are you wasting your life making these stupid little videos? Get back to real journalism and stop creating such sophomoric drivel.


    • Avatar photo Dan Pink says:

      Thanks for watching, Gideon. If you think this is sophomoric, you should check out some of the other things I’m doing!

  2. Robert Crow says:

    We did an exercise as a part of a Making Effective Use of Your time.
    Take three minutes and write down the things you want to accomplish before the end of your life. If it comes into your head write it down, don’t judge it. Next using an A,B,C system prioritize the list. Then select the A-1 priority.
    After this had been done the second faze is to take three minutes to write down the things you want to accomplish in the next three years. Once again using the A,B,C system prioritize the list and select an A-1
    Next, you have just found out that you have only 6 months to live. Write down the three things you want to accomplish in the next six months. Select an A-1.

    You now have three priority goals to work on.

  3. Antonio Lacarte says:

    “No” es the most powerful word we can use. The trick is to say it without offending the other person.

  4. Ben Platt says:

    Thanks Dan! Love that advice from the Oracle. I’m the type who always says “yes!” I’ve been successful, but not REALLY successful, so perhaps it’s time to start saying “NO!” Thanks!

  5. Kjetil Nyjordet says:

    Your pinkcast is a revelation everytime. Thank you!

  6. Octavio says:

    Hi Dan: I have no words to thank you this advice from Mr. Buffet.

    Very practical, Easy to implement, not to follow, and profound significance.

    Best wishes and more pinkasts like this,


  7. Dan, Really good one. I have heard this now so many times like you said. Every single book on success or entrepreneurship speaks about this. I think the key is most people have difficulty deciding what they want. Once that is clarified this can be applied. The first step truly is to decide exactly what you want in the midst of a sea of advice, distractions and many other commitments not to mention the peer pressure. Being yourself in a world that wants you to be someone else is the toughest. Yes lets get our priorities straight.

  8. Hi Dan,
    I always enjoy the PinkCasts! I practice them, they are all so useful! I liked the coffee one!
    Here I wanted to share a post about this one! Thanks!

  9. Steven Munn says:

    Funny I was just approached to do something that I was sitting on the fence about and was wondering if this video would offer some insight and a solution. “really successful people say no, to just about everything”

  10. Dear Daniel, I only want to give one advice to you. That video was great but I can´t linked it to my followers. It will be fine for you and me… So I recomend you to change it to make sharing easely.
    Best regards,
    Carlos from Pamplona, Spain.

  11. AlwaysBLearning says:

    Thanks for the post! It’s a good reminder around the need to prioritize one’s work, one’s goals, one’s overall life. I think the bit about saying “No” is too simplistic and can be easily reworded as the art of saying “Yes” to the right things – therein lies the challenge. As always, you’ve given us food for thought.

  12. Susan says:

    Very much appreciated! Keep up the good work!

  13. vpurshot says:


    Your speech and pinkcast videos are really really good. I enjoy almost every one of them. Very good advices. Keep up the good work.

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