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Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger - Peter Bevelin


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[amazonsearch]Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger - Peter Bevelin[/amazonsearch]

 

"Seeking Wisdom", by Peter Bevelin, currently in it's third edition is a great book on how to use simple mental models to make good decisions. Describes all the big ideas from Newton, Ben Franklin, to Charlie Munger. No equations or math required.

 

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Seeking Wisdom @ PoorCharliesAlmanack.com

http://www.poorcharliesalmanack.com/seekingwisdom.html

 

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition @ Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Wisdom-Darwin-Munger-3rd/dp/1578644283/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314857937&sr=1-1

 

 

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, 3rd Edition @ Google Books

http://books.google.com/books?id=7iQlAQAAIAAJ&dq=isbn:1578644283

 

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Interviews with the book author Peter Bevelin

 

http://www.valueinvestingworld.com/2009/06/second-interview-with-peter-bevelin.html

 

PDF-file of interview--->

http://www.chanticleeradvisors.com/files/107293/Peter%20Bevelin%20Interview.pdf

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I found this far less good than Poor Charlie's Almanack.  Not bad, just less good.  It's kind of a compendium of Munger and others' theories, interspersed with educational vignettes from the author summarizing points.  Not necessarily the most fluid book either.  Kind of jumps around in my opinion.  Still, interesting and worth reading for the review of Mungers' principles and those of others. 

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I just finished this book. I liked it for its simplicity and for the quality of the people quoted. There are Darwin, Buffett and Munger of course, but also Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Sherlock Holmes, Confucius, Oscar Wilde just to name a few. All threaded artfully on a fairly consistent philosophy that can be described as insightful rationality, the power of systems, or similar.

 

I liked that the portions that pertain to investing were also concise and consistent along the lines of Warren Buffett's ideas, but supported and fleshed out by other thinkers.

 

 

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