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Poor Charlie's Almanack

The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Author: Charles T. Munger

Publisher: Donning Company Pub

ISBN: 9781578643660

Category: History

Page: 512

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Charles Munger is Warren Buffett decade's long business partner, and his investment filter, jokingly called by Mr. Buffett - the abominable no man. The early pages cover Munger's family history, his framework for investing [wait for the fat pitches, and assess each opportunity using rational, rigorous frameworks drawn from multiple disciplines (and not finance theory!)], and even some warm testaments from family, friends and colleagues. The next section, assembled by leading investor Whitney Tilson, is well edited and benefits from Tilson's massaging of quotations made over time into logical sub-headings. The bulk of the text though is, as the subtitle suggests, the wit and wisdom of Mr. Munger as conveyed through various speeches in the last couple decade or so before 2006.

Charlie Munger

The Complete Investor

Author: Tren Griffin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom"—a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management—allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment. Munger's system has steered his investments for forty years and has guided generations of successful investors. This book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed here for the first time from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham's value-investing system, Munger's approach is straightforward enough that ordinary investors can apply it to their portfolios. This book is not simply about investing. It is about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

Damn Right!

Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger

Author: Janet Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471244738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 8176

Presents a biography of the investment expert believed to be "the brains behind Warren Buffett," and discusses his advocacy of ethical business practices.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Tao of Charlie Munger

A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth With Commentary by David Clark

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501153358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger—Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner and the visionary Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway—collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark, coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 Charlie Munger studied mathematics at the University of Michigan, trained as a meteorologist at Cal Tech Pasadena while in the Army, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School without ever earning an undergraduate degree. Today, Munger is one of America’s most successful investors, the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and Warren Buffett’s business partner for almost forty years. Buffett says “Berkshire has been built to Charlie’s blueprint. My role has been that of general contractor.” Munger is an intelligent, opinionated business man whose ideas can teach professional and amateur investors how to be successful in finance and life. Like The Tao of Warren Buffett and The Tao of Te Ching, The Tao of Charlie Munger is a compendium of pithy quotes including, “Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant” and “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time—none, zero.” This collection, culled from interviews, speeches, and questions and answers at the Berkshire Hathaway and Wesco annual meetings, offers insights into Munger’s amazing financial success and life philosophies. Described by Business Insider as “sharp in his wit and investing wisdom,” Charlie Munger’s investment tips, business philosophy, and rules for living are as unique as his life story; intelligent as he clearly is; and as successful as he has been.

Poor Richard's Almanack and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the Letters, Autobiography, and Franklin's Way to Wealth.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated

Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Author: Howard Marks

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231162847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 7142

Distilling the wisdom of Marks' celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers, this book has been widely acclaimed by professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair investors.

Bone Music

Author: Christopher Rice

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781542048309

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9929

There's more than one way to stoke the flames of revenge... Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew--a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit--until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, she's endowed with a shocking new power--but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her. Except from now on, if anybody is going to control Charlotte, it's going to be Charlotte herself. She's determined to use the extraordinary ability she now possesses to fight the kind of evil that shattered her life--by drawing a serial killer out from the shadows to face the righteous fury of a victim turned avenger.

Barbarians at the Gate

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061804038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

Latticework

The New Investing

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9781587990007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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"Outlines a new approach to investing based on the ideas of two highly successful investors; Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Miller of Legg Mason. Both Munger and Miller believe in the lattice-work approach to investing, one that is based on a working knowledge of a variety of disciplines." -- Jacket.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 9744

Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.

Invest Like the Best

Using Your Computer to Unlock the Secrets of the Top Money Managers

Author: James P. O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780079137548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 3898

Provides advice on how to analyze and profit from investment information by using a computer program that imitates the investment strategies used by professional money managers

A Wealth of Common Sense

Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan

Author: Ben Carlson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119024927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8214

"The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market 'mistakes.' Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes [a] way to view the markets and your portfolio, and [outlines] strategies that [may] make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming"--Amazon.com.

Am I Being Too Subtle?

Straight Talk From a Business Rebel

Author: Sam Zell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2816

The traits that make Sam Zell one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising, enigmatic, and entertaining mavericks in American business. Self-made billionaire Sam Zell consistently sees what others don’t. From finding a market for overpriced Playboy magazines among his junior high classmates, to buying real estate on the cheap after a market crash, to investing in often unglamorous industries with long-term value, Zell acts boldly on supply and demand trends to grab the first-mover advantage. And he can find opportunity virtually anywhere—from an arcane piece of legislation to a desert meeting in Abu Dhabi. “If everyone is going left, look right,” Zell often says. To him, conventional wisdom is nothing but a reference point. Year after year, deal after deal, he shuts out the noise of the crowd, gathers as much information as possible, then trusts his own instincts. He credits much of his independent thinking to his parents, who were Jewish refugees from World War II. Talk to any two people and you might get wild swings in their descriptions of Zell. A media firestorm ensued when the Tribune Company went into bankruptcy a year after he agreed to steward the enterprise. At the same time, his razor-sharp instincts are legendary on Wall Street, and he has sponsored over a dozen IPOs. He’s known as the Grave Dancer for his strategy of targeting troubled assets, yet he’s created thousands of jobs. Within his own organization, he has an inordinate number of employees at every level who are fiercely loyal and have worked for him for decades. Zell’s got a big personality; he is often contrarian, blunt, and irreverent, and always curious and hardworking. This is the guy who started wearing jeans to work in the 1960s, when offices were a sea of gray suits. He’s the guy who told The Wall Street Journal in 1985, “If it ain’t fun, we don’t do it.” He rides motorcycles with his friends, the Zell’s Angels, around the world and he keeps ducks on the deck outside his office. As he writes: “I simply don’t buy into many of the made-up rules of social convention. The bottom line is: If you’re really good at what you do, you have the freedom to be who you really are.” Am I Being Too Subtle?—a reference to Zell’s favorite way to underscore a point—takes readers on a ride across his business terrain, sharing with honesty and humor stories of the times he got it right, when he didn’t, and most important, what he learned in the process. This is an indispensable guide for the next generation of disrupters, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Letters from a Self Made Merchant to His Son ...

Author: George Horace Lorimer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 312

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Charlie Munger for All Seasons

Author: Eugene Federen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548719296

Category:

Page: 222

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Charlie Munger is a friend and business partner of Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha. Although less known than the legendary Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger is the one of the world's greatest living polymaths. This is quintessentially a book on what Charlie Munger might say, do or teach in a particular circumstance. He is our modern day hero. Few can match his intellect, profound analyses and humor. Each person comes with his own personal history, and every circumstance is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for all situations. However, when in doubt or at a crossroad, ask yourself: "What would Charlie Munger Do?" More often than not, you'll find the right answer there. Charlie Munger's views are perspicacious, penetrative and invariably right. As Charlie Munger's reading list is much sought-after by his followers, a list of books recommended by the master is appended at the end of the book.

The Little Book of Value Investing

Author: Christopher H. Browne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470105496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 567

There are many ways to make money in today’s market, but the one strategy that has truly proven itself over the years is value investing. Now, with The Little Book of Value Investing, Christopher Browne shows you how to use this wealth-building strategy to successfully buy bargain stocks around the world.

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