I am quoted extensively in this article:
When giving career advice to college students, Buffett says to “find a job you have a passion for because once you are in that path you will be noticed and promoted and stand out from all the others,” recalls David Kass, a professor of finance at the University of Maryland and longtime Buffett-watcher. Kass has chronicled many in-person meetings between his students and the Oracle of Omaha dating back to 2005. “Do what you want to do as soon as you can,” Kass says Buffett tells students.
Professor Kass lauds Buffett’s courage to face his fears and take steps to overcome them. “He acknowledged he had an awkwardness and had a fear (when it came to speaking in public) and he got over it,” Kass said. Got over it indeed. Each year Buffett holds court like a rock star in front of 20,000 investors at Berkshire’s annual meeting dubbed “The Woodstock of Capitalism.”
“He associates only with people he admires and wants to be with,” says Kass. “He would not buy a company whose management he does not like, even if he might like the numbers.”
Kass recalls Buffett demonstrating how important his time was to him the first time he met his students. “He took out a pocket calendar and there was nothing there. It was empty.”