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Peter Buffett – Finding Your Note

Released Tuesday, 7th January 2020
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My guest today is Peter Buffett. Peter is a musician, composer, author, and philanthropist. Peter is an Emmy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author and co-chair of the NoVo Foundation. We discuss music, community, philanthropy, and finding one's note in life. This is a very different episode much more about life in general, with no business or investing discussed. Like his father Warren, Peter has the gene for phrasing ideas in memorable ways, and I think you’ll find many great phrases in this chat that will stick with you. I’ve been thinking about Peter's idea making sure those in your life are safe, seen, and celebrated ever since our chat.
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Show Notes
1:27 - (First Question) – Welcome and small talk
1:35 – Why Peter is in Kingston and how it plays into his foundation work
4:01 – How moving from the city to the country changed Peter
6:27 – Seeing connections vs living abstractions
7:30 – What is the Nova Foundation
11:03 – Historical points that inform his views
13:51 – Identifying qualitative negative side effects and which ones they are attacking
17:51 – What makes for effective community 
20:22 – Linkage between consumption and individualism
23:55 – The cultivation of work ethic, curiosity, and education
            23:57 – Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to F…
27:22 – Early exploration of his curiosity
32:26 – What has music taught Peter about music that is unique to that experience
34:26 – Most memorable question a person has asked Peter at his concert and conversation series
36:46 – What makes for good relationships, in particular marriage
42:03 – What keeps people from putting in the work into a relationship
45:11 – What he has learned about being a good friend
46:29 – How does one person have a relationship with a large community
49:21 – Dark sides of the philanthropic world
            49:54 – The Charitable-Industrial Complex
53:21 – Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America
55:55 – What one spot would he send everyone to learn
57:48 – Traumas and helping people find their note
            57:49 – The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body i…
            1:00:38 – How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of …
1:02:24 – What is he most interested in right now: how to best use Nova’s funds
1:04:45 – Lessons from family
1:07:22 – Kindest thing anyone has done for Peter
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