The snowball

I haven't read the new (authorized) bio of Warren Buffet, but I wonder if the author's title, "Snowball" describes the effect I associate with this word.

When you have a lot of things to do, and you're not sure where to start, start with the easy bit. After that, you'll have less to do and I hope a few easy bits left. Do those next. Soon, you'll be at a stage with:
a) less to do than before
b) momentum.

And the snowball rolls along, picking up snow and growing exponentially.


November 26, 2008 at 6:20 PM Dennis Jordan said...

At age 9, already obsessed with earning money, Warren Buffett is playing in the yard with his younger sister, catching snowflakes.
“He starts to pack them into a ball,” Schroeder writes. “As the snowball grows bigger, he places it on the ground. Slowly it begins to roll. He gives it a push, and it picks up more snow. He pushes the snowball across the lawn, piling snow on snow. Soon he reaches the edge of the yard. After a moment of hesitation, he heads off, rolling the snowball through the neighborhood. And from there, Warren continues onward, casting his eye on a whole world full of snow.”