Poor Charlie's Almanack
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
Expanded Third Edition
Forward by Warren E. Buffett
Edited by Peter D. Kaufman
From 1733 to 1758, Ben Franklin dispensed useful and timeless advice through Poor Richard's Almanack. Among the virtues extolled were thrift, duty, hard work, and simplicity. Subsequently, two centuries went by during which Ben's thoughts on these subjects were regarded as the last word. Then Charlie Munger stepped forth.
– Warren Buffett
From the Foreword to Poor Charlie's Almanack
For the first time ever, the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger is available in a single volume: all his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett's encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charlie Munger brings to the world of business, investing and life itself.
Charles Helman Lea once said, "It will generally be admitted that the true test of all books is the influence they have upon the lives and conduct of their readers." We hope this book passes that test, exerting a lasting influence on you.
Net proceeds from sales of Poor Charlie's Almanack go to benefit The Munger Research Center of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
Warren Buffett, in his February 2010 Annual Report letter to Berkshire shareholders, again expressed his support for Poor Charlie's Almanack. In addition, at the May 2007 Annual Meeting in Omaha, they introduced Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin.
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