I don’t know much more about Warren Buffett than the average citizen, but I was transfixed by his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that was linked to a New York Times article on Sunday. What struck me was the authenticity of the man and the intimacy with which he reflected on 2008, the history of corporate results, and the spirit of our country. He explained his company’s results in the larger context, while talking about where he got caught “sucking my thumb” when new facts presented themselves. His words speak to the average citizen (that’s me) in a way that informed and engaged me. Take a look at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/12885026/Waren-Buffetts-2008-Berkshire-Hathaway-Letter. It’s long, but it’s worth it.
Being authentic is more important than ever now–and a powerful approach to work and life. On Wikipedia, the definition refers to the truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions; a particular way of dealing with the external world, being faithful to internal rather than external ideas.
If you blend this concept with being clear about your strengths and intentions, what a force we can become in reaching for those Remarkable Results we have or want to put on our plates. What is your Remarkable Result?
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Mary Mavis, President, Mavis & Company