My rating is no reflection on the author's book, writing or topic itself. It is based on my enjoyment of the book. Seeking Wisdom : From Darwin to Munger. Peter Bevelin.
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My rating is no reflection on the author's book, writing or topic itself. It is based on my enjoyment of the book. Seeking Wisdom : From Darwin to Munger. Peter Bevelin. Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius' great wisdom: "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.
His quest for wisdom originated partly from making mistakes himself and observing those of others but also from the philosophy of super-investor and Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger. A man whose simplicity and clarity of thought was unequal to anything Bevelin had seen. In the book, he describes ideas and research findings from many different fields. This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge. It is in the spirit of Charles Munger, who says, "All I want to know is where I'm going to die so I'll never go there.
An understanding of how and why we can "die" should help us avoid them. We can't eliminate mistakes, but we can prevent those that can really hurt us. Using exemplars of clear thinking and attained wisdom, Bevelin focuses on how our thoughts are influenced, why we make misjudgments and tools to improve our thinking.
Bevelin tackles such eternal questions as: Why do we behave like we do? What do we want out of life? What interferes with our goals? Read and study this wonderful multidisciplinary exploration of wisdom. It may change the way you think and act in business and in life.
Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
Simply the best book on improving your decision making there is. Our basic nature is based on a hunter gatherer style living. Many of our tendencies can be explained by this history. Man finds nothing so painful as being in complete rest without work, diversion, or effort Pascal. One way to reduce unintended consequences is to stop focusing on isolated factors and instead consider how our actions affect the whole system.
Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger
In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. We were fortunate enough to have a chance to interview Peter recently, and the result is the wonderful discussion below. The short answer: To improve my thinking. So I said to myself: I am 42 now. Why not take some time off business and spend a year learning, reflecting and write about the subject Munger introduced to me — human behavior and judgments. None of my writings started out as a book project. I wrote my first book — Seeking Wisdom — as a memorandum for myself with the expectation that I could transfer some of its essentials to my children.
Seeking Wisdom - by Peter Bevelin
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Post Scriptum AB , 3rd ed. Read as pdf Link to Amazon Seeking Wisdom is about the gathering of wisdom by studying the finest of what others have already figured out. The book is filled with quotes from some of the greatest thinkers in history from fields such as physics, mathematics, psychology, biology, chemistry, economics, business and investing. Charles Munger of Berkshire Hathaway is in the investing world often quoted as coming up with the concept of multidisciplinary thinking.
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