crasch (crasch) wrote,

Damn Right!

Warren Buffett, as the most successful investor in history, is quite
rightly famous. Less well known is his partner, Charlie Munger. Janet Lowe
has written a great biography of Munger, entitled Damn Right!. Behind the Scenes With Berkshire Billionaire Charlie Munger.
The Motley Fool interviewed Lowe after the book came out. Here's the segment of the interview
that stood out the most to me:

TMF: What books were on the reading list you were handed by Munger when he grudgingly agreed to cooperate on the book?

Lowe: The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins; Three Scientists and Their Gods, Robert Wright (out of print); Influence: Science and Practice, Robert B. Cialdini; Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond.

TMF: In what ways did Munger surprise you?

Lowe: Munger is incredibly open in his thinking. He will listen carefully to opposing views and consider them. He sometimes disagrees, but he often comes up with a new way of thinking about the subject, or if necessary, changes his mind. This is unusual in most people, but especially people of his age, I think.
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