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Discover Your True North by Bill George

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6Sweet Spot

I get to do what I like to do every single day of the year. I tap-dance to work, and when I get there, I think I'm supposed to lie on my back and paint the ceiling. It's tremendous fun.

—Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

In this chapter, we will explore how to find your sweet spot, the intersection of your motivations and your greatest strengths. When you are operating in your sweet spot, you feel inspired to do great things and confident that you can accomplish them because you are using your strengths. Having an awareness of what motivates you and understanding your strengths and weaknesses enables you to discover your sweet spot. When you do, you create a powerful flywheel that enables you to be both successful and fulfilled. Operating in your sweet spot, you are aligned with your True North and have the greatest opportunities to make a difference in the world.

Warren Buffett Finds His Sweet Spot

No leader is clearer about his sweet spot than Warren Buffett is, and no businessperson in the past century has been more successful. Through his stewardship of Berkshire Hathaway, he has created hundreds of billions in value for his shareholders since 1965.

Despite delivering the most spectacular performance of any investor in modern history, Buffett has retained his modesty and humility. In person, he is remarkably open, without a touch of arrogance. At age 85, Buffett is still in his sweet spot: motivated by investing, not for the money per se, but for the ...

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