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Invest in Relationships

I was reading an article on Inc.com last week about the most valuable lesson Bill Gates has learned from Warren Buffett. It’s not what you might think. It’s a perfect example of what I always write about…it’s the little things that matter most.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been friends for decades. Gates respects Buffett for his insight into business, but more so for his insight into investing in people.

"To this day, every time I go to Omaha (which I try to do whenever I can), Warren still drives out to the airport to pick me up. It's a small gesture, but it means the world to me. I'm always impatient for the plane doors to open because I know Warren will be waiting with a new story or a joke and I'll be learning and laughing with him all over again.

It seems like a small gesture, but it obviously had a big impact on a billionaire who could pretty easily call an Uber (or a helicopter) for a ride. Skeptical? A growing body of research backs up Gates' experience and suggests that your friendships could be more valuable than any financial asset.”

Read more about the research in the Inc.com article here.

Even with the richest and most powerful people in the world it’s the little things. Everyone just wants to be loved and know you care…REALLY CARE.

Who can you do something small for this week to make them know you care…REALLY CARE?

Do it today!

Tom Tognoli F5 Invest in Relationships