Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger [Peter Bevelin] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Normal wear. May have some highlighting or. Simply the best book on improving your decision making there is. It’s dense and hard to get through if you’re not truly interested, but it’s well worth it. Seeking Wisdom – by Peter Bevelin. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 8/10 (See my list of + books, for more.).

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What is the equation for my goal? This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge. Share your thoughts with other customers. But, the book is organized so that you go through the steps of uncovering the mental processes first. But one man is possessed by an avarice that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others, another, driven on seekng the greed of the bevelkn, is led over all lands and all seas by the hope of gain Visit our Help Pages.

See all 7 reviews. Key words and phrases; again a refining of the book’s information. A book worth re-reading every year. Oct 13, Akhil Jain rated it really liked it. After a failure, we become overly pessimistic and risk-averse. I could definitely see it wisdlm a bathroom reader. Wisdpm 26, Arnold rated it liked it. Perhaps even more so for anybody who calls themselves “data-driven” i. Great book on how to use simple mental models to make good decisions.

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Same reason why for a given volume, a large ice cube would melt slower than having many small ice cubes – Causes: See all 4 brand new listings. Only behavior that is selfish or for the mutual good is in an individual’s self-interest and therefore favored by natural selection.


By designing checklists for our investment procedure, we may reduce the probability of making silly mistakes. Go to a neighborhood garage, where wordofmouth serves as advertising. Negative expectations can influence our bodies and cause symptoms that over time may cause our body harm.

All I can tell you is that around Wesco and Berkshire we try not to be like that. Experiences produce changes in the brain either through new neural connections or through the generation of new neurons. Reproduction is the central act in the life of every living thing.

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See all free Kindle reading apps. For example, public embarrassment, social exclusion, conscience, shame or guilt may cause people to stop some undesirable behavior.

They encourage followers to trust their hearts and forget their heads. Superb collection of practical wisdom. Even people already familiar with Charlie Munger’s seeling will have lots of new take-aways.

Anchoring “I always set low targets to exceed expectations. Peter Bevelin has read extensively on variety of disciplines and this book is a culmination of what he has learned all these years by reading the best minds.

Also, he more public a decision is, the less bevein it is that we will change it. This gives people an incentive to avoid giving bad news. What we fear and the strength of our reaction depends on our genes, life experiences, and the specific situation. There are no individuals with exactly the same upbringing, nutrition, education, social stamping, physical, social and cultural setting. It is better to encourage what is right than to bveelin what is wrong.

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Once behavior becomes learned, variable rewards strengthen the sfeking. We are disliked if we don’t allow people to give back what we’ve given them.


Be self-critical and unlearn your best-loved ideas. Why do I believe this to be true? I thought it was just general advice on better living, but like the rest of the book kind of wandered and wasn’t really tied together in a meaningful way. The book is so rich that it should be included in the school curricula. The brain can be developed the same way as the muscles can be developed He is a great benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentance that may be easily impressed on the memorary I forget what I hear, I remember what i see and i know what i do If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well The harder you work the more confidence you get but you may be working hard on something that is false.

Good consequences don’t necessarily mean we made a good decision, and bad consequences don’t necessarily mean we made a bad decision. Getting the Odds on Your Side. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If you have read ‘ The Drunkard’s Walk: Adjust information to reality.

Please try again later. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Assuming others are like me, how would I like to be treated if the roles were reversed? You may react instinctively at first, but if the situation is one that you’ve experienced before since our brain is continuously “rewired” with life experiencesthe final reaction may be to calm down. The final section is the compilations grouped by topics from Munger and Buffet talks and letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.