Seeking Wisdom

Author: Peter Bevelin
Publisher: Texere
ISBN: 9781587991882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Peter Bevelin begins this quest for wisdom by embarking on an ambitious journey into the Darwinian forces at the reins of human decision-making, illustrating just how our pre-agrarian genetic hard-wiring all too-often leads us into disastrous lapses in judgement, whether in financial transactions, business decisions or in everyday life, and ultimately offering us methods to sidestep error and enhance success. Bevelin argues that by being aware of the driving forces behind human nature, we can then more effectively approach our responsibilities in the workplace by conditioning ourselves to approach everyday problems through the logistical anchors of mathematical and scientific thinking. The philosophy of Berkshire Hathaway's Director and Vice-Chairman Charles Munger is offered as counterpoint to the notion that we are simply pawns of our own nature; instead, by actively engaging our knowledge of the natural determinants - biology, math, physics, etc. - and through studying diligently the philosophies of those who have weathered the storm and emerged victorious, we can use this knowledge to our distinct advantage in not only business but in all walks of life."

Poor Charlie s Almanack

Author: Charles T. Munger
Publisher: Donning Company Pub
ISBN: 9781578643660
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes

Author: Peter Bevelin
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780924496
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes is a book for those who want to improve their thinking. It is a practical and enjoyable book that tells in a short-easy-to-read way about what we all can learn from Sherlock Holmes. Peter Bevelin has distilled Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes into bite-sized principles and key quotes. This book will appeal to both Sherlock fans as well as those who want to think better. It contains useful and timeless methods and questions applicable to a variety of important issues in life and business. We could all benefit from A few lessons from Sherlock Holmes.

Damn Right

Author: Janet Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471244738
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a biography of the investment expert believed to be "the brains behind Warren Buffett," and discusses his advocacy of ethical business practices.

Anything You Want

Author: Derek Sivers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591848261
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his "accidental" success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multimillion-dollar company by following your passion. Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating and building a business close to his heart. In 1997, Sivers was a musician who taught himself to code a Buy Now button onto his band's website. Shortly thereafter he began selling his friends' CDs on his website. As CD Baby grew, Sivers faced numerous obstacles on his way to success. Within six years he had been publicly criticized by Steve Jobs and had to pay his father $3.3 million to buy back 90 percent of his company, but he had also built a company of more than 50 employees and had profited $10 million. Anything You Want is must reading for every person who is an entrepreneur, wants to be one, wants to understand one, or cares even a little about what it means to be human.

Pebbles of Perception

Author: Laurence Endersen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502458575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why are we here? Pebbles of Perception is is an exploration of the more important decisions in life. Inspired by the teachings of Charlie Munger, the book is an invitation to Be Curious, Build Character and to make Better Choices.

Latticework

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9781587990007
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.