Worked for a Fortune 500 Company for 10 years out of college. Couldn't take the meetings and indecision.....we'd have meetings to schedule our meetings. Started buying rental houses, 1 become 2, 2 homes became 4, 8, 32, 64, 100+. Went into hotel and office complex real estate business. 40+ employees. Assets: $30M. Started stock-picking as a hobby but now spend most of my time looking for value-stocks -- read Graham and Dodd (Security Analysis), Buffett (Int Investor) about 8 times. Try to invest with a margin of safety; a simple concept that investors discuss but never really follow.