When I was young, I saw the movie Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. Later in life I saw the remake. I greatly enjoy both versions, and a scene from them that inspired one of my dreams was when Mr. Larrabee the wealthy man placed stock transactions from his car phone while his chauffeur wisely listened and learned from him. I remember thinking as a young man, perhaps in my early teens, that I’d love to be in either of their seats because I knew in my heart even way back then that both men were creating wealth, and if I was in one of their seats I too could create it.
I recently realized that my dream had come true, with a twist. I’d learned to create wealth by studying what honest men who’d built great wealth over several decades had done. Men such as Warrant Buffett and Charlie Munger were my Mr. Larrabee. I listened, read, and learned. Now I’m a Mr. Larrabee for some of my wealth management Clients.
I realized my dream had come true when I read the tag line on my business cards:
“Wealth-Creation and Preservation
Strategies for Long-Tem Investors”
I now know it was no accident that Mr. Larrabee let his chauffeur listen and learn, and Messrs. Buffett and Munger do the same for those who want to grow as investors. They wanted to share what they’ve learned with others. I’m grateful for what I’ve learned, and share my knowledge and strategies with others.