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Since next wednesday is the Daily Journal Annual Meeting I thought it would be smart to think about some

interesting questions, you want to ask Munger (Munger is 92, it´s now or never ;)).

Perhaps somebody who goes to the meeting could ask the best questions we can collect.  :)

 

 

Here are my questions:

 

What do you think, where are the biggest dangers to die in this investment environment?

 

Do you think your mental model approach will survive long-term, since not many people are teaching them?

 

Do you still learn new mental models?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've always wanted to ask this:

 

In your Caltech lecture of 2008 you spoke about how instructive it was to you to learn about Moonie conversion methods. You said you found little help in your search in academia, but that you found "a popular book done by some psychiatrist funded by the Rockefellers". What was this book and what else do you recommend we read if we want to learn more about how the Moonies are so good at brainwashing?

 

http://www.hikingat45degrees.com/a-conversation-with-charlie-munger/

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Also curious about Munger's answer:

 

In the past, you've extolled the virtues of Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore's economic growth to the top from being a swampy, mosquito-infested backwater. However, Paul Krugman and others have claimed that the growth of Singapore is due largely to the import of capital and labour and not increases in productivity. What are your thoughts?

 

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2015/03/singapores-miracle-uncovered/

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I've always wanted to ask this:

 

In your Caltech lecture of 2008 you spoke about how instructive it was to you to learn about Moonie conversion methods. You said you found little help in your search in academia, but that you found "a popular book done by some psychiatrist funded by the Rockefellers". What was this book and what else do you recommend we read if we want to learn more about how the Moonies are so good at brainwashing?

 

http://www.hikingat45degrees.com/a-conversation-with-charlie-munger/

 

That would be Cialdini's Persuasion

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Also curious about Munger's answer:

 

In the past, you've extolled the virtues of Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore's economic growth to the top from being a swampy, mosquito-infested backwater. However, Paul Krugman and others have claimed that the growth of Singapore is due largely to the import of capital and labour and not increases in productivity. What are your thoughts?

 

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2015/03/singapores-miracle-uncovered/

 

He kind of answered this last year (he was answering my question about Lew Kuan Yew... jeez I really am a groupie ;) Oh well.)

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To clarify, the Robert Cialdini book's title is "Influence: The Science of Persuasion" - also mentioned frequently in the 1995 Harvard Law School speech on 24 Common Causes of Human Misjudgement. I have an audio recording of that speech and a transcript I made, but it's also in Poor Charlie's Almanack.

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