Charles Munger: 32 Books That Every Investor Should Read

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A couple of weeks ago Tobias and I compiled our list of 50 Of The Best Investing Books Of All Time. Last week we put together our list of Seth Klarman’s: 32 Books That Every Investor Should Read. This week we’ve compiled our list of Charles Munger’s: 32 Books That Every Investor Should Read. Munger has been quoted as saying:

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time-none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads-and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”

Here’s the list in no particular order:

  1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Robert Cialdini)
  2. In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (Steven Levy)
  3. The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History (Gregory Zukerman)
  4. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger (Charles Munger)
  5. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success (William Thorndike)
  6. The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
  7. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive (Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Robert Cialdini)
  8. Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity (John Gribbin)
  9. Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (James Wallace, Jim Erickson)
  10. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (Max Bazerman)
  11. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Ron Chernow)
  12. The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy(Robert Hagstrom)
  13. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (David Landes)
  14. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (Matt Ridley)
  15. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger (Peter Bevelin)
  16. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Benjamin Franklin)
  17. Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner (Connie Bruck)
  18. Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader (Frank Partnoy)
  19. Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos (Garret Hardin)
  20. Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information (Robert Wright)
  21. Ice Age (John & Mary Cribbin)
  22. Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics(Nancy Forbes, Basil Mahon)
  23. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Roger Fisher)
  24. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (Bryan Burrough)
  25. Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company(Andrew Grove)
  26. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Jared Diamond)
  27. How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It (Arthur Herman)
  28. Models of My Life (Herbert Simon)
  29. A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe (Gino Segre)
  30. Andrew Carnegie (Joseph Wall)
  31. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (Jared Diamond)
  32. No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality (Judith Harris)

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