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15 Book Recommendations from Billionaire and Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger

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Over at Farnman Street Shane Parrish curated book recommendations from Charlie Munger–Warren Buffett’s partner and the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. I’ve condensed the recommends down to 15 (see the full list here).

Also, Parrish recommends Munger’s lecture on the psychology of human misjudgment. “It is the best 45 minutes you might spend this year.”

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

1The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes

Ice Age: How a Change of Climate Made Us Human

2Ice Age: How a Change of Climate Made Us Human by John Gribbin

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

3How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman

Models of My Life

4Models of My Life by Herbert Simon

A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe

5A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe by Gino Segre

Andrew Carnegie

6Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

7Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

8The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

9Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

10Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos by Garrett Hardin

The Selfish Gene

11The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy

12The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy by Robert G. Hagstrom

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

13Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information

14Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information by Robert Wright

Only the Paranoid Survive

15Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew Grove

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