Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition 3rd Edition
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- Item Weight : 1.55 pounds
- Hardcover : 328 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1578644283
- ISBN-13 : 978-1578644285
- Publisher : PCA Publications L.L.C.; 3rd edition (January 1, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I can tell, that he author has read a ot of bokos beforehand, and the authority bias benefit we get from a lot of the ingiths and quotes of these books from some of the smartest and rischest men alive like Buffet and Munger really give a leg up, in beleiving the lesson and giving ti as much credibility as possible.
This book is for those top learners, who already have learned the basics and now want the confidence in order to pursue going forward having the WISDOM one of if not the hardest quality to come by in life, in order to live their lives with teh teachings of some of the best men in history.
It really is true that if one reads this at a young age, a wise younger wil! acheive much in his life this is true in every sense of the word.
I already am seein gthis book pay itself back. I am 24 years old, and short on money at the moment, but this expensive book has been worth ever penny!
Thank you Peter Bevelin for writign such a book! I will give further respects by implementing every single lesson permenantly.
If you admire the legacy and the quality of Charlie Munger's and Warren Buffett's
thinking and decision making, this book is a must read for you.
Very rich and interesting, full of wisdom and knowledge.
It cleverly covers a very wide spectrum of topics from human psychology, philosophy and
behavioral economics to guidelines to better thinking and core business theory.
It is very well written and delivers without losing it's practicallity structure and purpose..
It is a one of a kind book and I dont think that there is anything even close..
A wonderful job, a very helpfull book bravo!!
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It appears to be a good overview on decision making. That is pretty much all of the sections are both true and insightful. However it could have been organised a bit better, some sections could be next to each other or under the same heading, also some content seems to be in the wrong section. It appears the author focused only on ideas he knows to be useful and he understands. (Meaning the contents are true, but incomplete)
The problem with the book is that it's too short. It seems each section is just quickly describing an idea with 0 - 2 examples before the next one starts. The problem is, that with so few examples and quick description, you will not understand the concepts if they are new to you and you can't find more real life examples yourself. It is exacerbated by the large number of quotes used (which take up much of the space). I think it should be 2-3x longer to better explain each concept.
And I'm not necessarily here to criticise the cult - all I want to do is make potential buyers aware that this book may seem on the surface to be a broad treatise of wisdom in the modern world, when in reality it is mostly just a composition of various quotes and stories from Munger and Buffett. Occasionally the author will venture into quotes from a different thinker, past or present - such as Darwin, Johnson, or Franklin, but if you read as far as Appendix 1 you will realise that the author has selected these historical perspectives based on recommendations made by... you guessed it, Buffett and Munger!
So, if like me, you wanted to read something new and innovative (i.e. in which the author actually produced novel ideas/analysis - rather than just paraphrasing quotes from his idols), then perhaps this isn't the book for you. But, if you are looking for yet another book filled with quotes and sayings from Munger and Buffett, then maybe this will be your jam...