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However, while he may be a little quirky that’s not the main reason that sets him apart from other great investors according to this article on CNBC titled – How Warren Buffett’s optimism has helped him succeed, according to psychology:
“Optimism is a huge asset,” Melinda Gates writes in this year’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter addressed to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
“We see this in you, Warren. Your success didn’t create your optimism,” she writes. “Your optimism led to your success.”
In her book “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently,” Heidi Grant Halvorson, a social psychologist and associate director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University notes the difference between realistic optimists, like Buffett, and unrealistic optimists.
You can read the article on CNBC here.
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