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This review is from: Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition (Hardcover)
I have a theory that books that are really worth reading, are usually difficult to find in the bookstore. As Bevelin quotes Oscar Wilde in this book, "The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing."
I work as a speechwriter and the discovery of Charlie Munger's speeches has opened up a whole new universe for me. I studied languages at Oxford University and it didn't teach me a single thing that has helped me run my own business. I love the idea of Munger's multidisciplinary approach, and he's a wonderful contrarian business intellectual. Bevelin provides a kind of Coles' notes to the Buffet/Munger theories.
On every page I have underlined excellent pearls of wisdom that will enhance any business presentation. Here are half-a dozen.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Everything seems stupid when it fails.
He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still.
The task of man is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Sir William Osler
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things, and by their giving too much for their whistles.
No victor believes in chance.
Expand your mind. Buy this book.