- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (9 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471446912
- ISBN-13: 978-0471446910
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 531 g
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Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger Paperback – 9 May 2003
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From the author of the bestselling WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS
"Charlie Munger, whose reputation is deep and wide, based on an extraordinary record of brilliantly successful business strategies, sees things that others dont. There is a method to his mastery and, through this book, we get a chance to learn about this rare individual."
MICHAEL EISNER, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
"Janet Lowe uncovers the iconoclastic genius and subtle charm behind Charlie Mungers curmudgeonly facade in this richly woven portrait of our eras heir to Ben Franklin. With a biographers detachment, an historians thoroughness, and a financial writers common sense, Lowe produces a riveting account of the family, personal, and business life of this idiosyncratically complex and endlessly fascinating figure."
LAWRENCE A. CUNNINGHAM, Cardozo Law School
Author of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
"For years, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and investors worldwide (me included) have struggled to learn more about Warren Buffetts cerebral sidekick. Now we can rest and enjoy reading Janet Lowes book about this rare intellectual jewel called Charlie Munger."
ROBERT G. HAGSTROM, Author of The Warren Buffett Way
"Janet Lowes unprecedented access to Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett has resulted in a first-class book that investors, academics, and CEOs will find entertaining and highly useful."
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I wanted to start investing in securities and stocks, and after watching various videos on YouTube, I was more excited than ever about making money through investment. I thought I could best learn how to do it by reading about Buffet and Munger's lives, and in this book, Munger reenforced the best, tried and true way to invest and make money: stick with what you know, learn more about it, work hard at it, and invest in it aggressively. "It" for Munger was business stocks investment based on his attorney career. Munger was always interested in business stock investment, and it took him many years of trials and errors. If I started to learn about investment now, it will take me years. After reading this book, I realized that the best investment I can make is on my own business that I have. Learn more about it, work hard at it, and invest in it aggressively, and this would give me better return and less chance for failure than trusting so called investment consultant who gambles with the money I worked so hard to earn.
It is not a story of get rich fast, or a story of a young guy with a brilliant idea that changed the world in 5 years or less. It is a different kind of a story, a story of hard work, a story of tragedies and triumphs, a story of building your life dreams one day at a time, a story of a man with gumption.
Some criticize the book of not detailing the investment philosophy of Charles Munger, some say it has too many details or too few of them. I think it is not an investment book per se, but it is a mind set book. I find it to be a fascinating story of a man with values that we all know, determination that we aspire to have, and yes some luck that we wish for.
I once spoke with two business owners, they both had the same type of business, they both had partners, both were determined and hard working and they both struggled, one of them became a very successful multi branch business while the other bankrupt.
Why? I think that by reading the book you might find the answer, and if not you might get inspired, when things are not bright there will be the ones who will give up and ones that will keep on pushing. Charles Munger story is of a person that kept on going for decades and achieved the success he deserved.
Author of "Why do we sell low and buy high? The guide you must read BEFORE you invest"