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by Patrick O’Shaughnessy

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 ones 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 Peters idea making sure
those in your life are safe, seen, and celebrated ever since our chat.

Please enjoy.

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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 Fulfillment

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 in the Healing of Trauma

            1:00:38 – How
to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About
Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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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