Charlie Munger’s Recommended Reading List

Charlie Munger’s Books: Recommended Reading List

We read a lot. I don’t know anyone who’s wise who doesn’t read a lot. But that’s not enough: You have a to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don’t grab the right ideas or don’t know what to do with them.”

 I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”



(2003) Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader  by Frank Partnoy


Ice Age by John & Mary Gribbin


Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Choas and Complexity by John Gribbin


How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It by Arthur Herman


Models of My Life by Herb Simon


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


Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall


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


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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini


(1994) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Ben Franklin


(1997) Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos by Garrett Hardin


The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins


(1999) Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Sr. by Ron Chernow


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


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


Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.) by Matt Ridley


Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp


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


Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove


Of Permanent Value by Andrew Kilpatrick


(2003) Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger by Januaret Lowe


(2008) Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Peter D. Kaufman


(2008) Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin


(2008) YES!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah Goldstein


(2007) Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson


(2009) Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell


(1998) The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker


(2005) Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald


(1992) Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough


No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality by Judith Harris


Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher


Distant Force: A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and The Man Who Created It by George A. Roberts


Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace

Den of Thieves by James Stewart


Les Schwab Pride in Performance: Keep It Going by Les Schwab


Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone


The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century by Istvan Hargittai


In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy


Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner by Connie Bruck


Getting it Done: How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge by Roger Fisher


Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max Bazerman



 The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins


Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


Darwin’s Blind Spot: Evolution Beyond Natural Selection by Frank Ryan


The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin


A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss


Against the Gods: A Remarkable Story About Risk by Peter Bernstein


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