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The principle to being career smart is to pond hop strategically, by following the strategy of finding organizations or positions in which our strength gives us the advantage and opportunity. This chapter gives an example of Timothy Gaithner, treasury secretary under President Obama's first term, who strategically pond hopped, always to a position in which his strength gave him the advantage and opportunity. It defines rules, such as opting to be a big fish in a small pond, and hopping to a more opportune pond at opportune moments, which when practiced can help us achieve deftness in being career smart.