Charlie Munger Book List

Charlie Munger Book List

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

Charlie Munger, Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition


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In honor of The Daily Journal Conference we decied to update our Munger book list today – stay tuned for our notes and possible book recommendations there as we are at the event live – say hi to Raul if you are there and reading this

Although, he has never authored a book (I think), Charlie Munger has recommended a lot of books over the years. We were curious to find out how many in total and came up with 59 names. To our knowledge, no one has completed a record so vast and comprehensive, so we hope you enjoy and appreciate our work and please inform us if we missed any by contacting us Additionally, like Bill Gates, Charlie Munger focuses on a wide variety of topics, so this is not just investment books, and some names are out of the box – issues are vast and include investing but also science, history, politics and even fiction. We also want to mention that we earn an affiliate fee if you purchase the book through these links it’s not enough to buy a share of Berkshire A and probably not enough to afford a copy of  Berkshire B but hopefully enough to buy a coke.

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Book Name Author Publish Date Source
Poor Charlie's Almanack Charlie Munger 2005
On Success Charlie Munger 2009
Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger Peter Bevelin 2004
Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger Januaret Lowe 2000
A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market Ed Thorp 2017
Getting It Done: How to Lead When You're Not in Charge Roger Fisher and Alan Sharp 1998
Of Permanent Value Andrew Kilpatrick 1994
Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics Nancy Forbes & Basil Mahon 2014
Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity John Gribbin 2004
Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader Frank Partnoy 1999
Ice Age John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin 2015
How the Scots Invented the Modern World Arthur Herman 2001
Models of My Life Herbert A. Simon 1991
A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe Gino Claudio Segrè 2002
Andrew Carnegie David Nasaw 2006
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond Ph.D. 1997
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal Jared Diamond 1991
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini 1984
Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos Garrett Hardin 1993
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins 1976
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Ron Chernow 1998
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor David Landes 1998
The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy Robert G. Hagstrom 1999
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters Matt Ridley 1999
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In Roger Fisher & William Ury 1981
Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information Robert Wright 1988
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company Andrew Grove 1996
No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality Judith Rich Harris 2006
Darwin’s Blind Spot: Evolution Beyond Natural Selection Frank Ryan 2002
Man’s Search For Meaning Viktor Frankl 2006
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design Richard Dawkins 2012
Judgment in Managerial Decision Making Max H. Bazerman 1986
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language Steven Pinker 1994
Master of the Game: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner Connie Bruck 1994
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives Steven Levy 2011
A Universe out of Nothing Lawrence M. Krauss 2012
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco Bryan Burrough, John Helyar 1989
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success William N. Thorndike 2012
Distant Force: A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and the Man Who Created It, with an Introduction to Teledyne Technologies G. A. Roberts 2007
Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire James Wallace 1992
Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street William Poundstone 2005
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story Kurt Eichenwald 2005
The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century Istvan Hargittai 2006
Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson 2007
Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge Roger Fisher & John Richardson 1998
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin 1971
Les Schwab Pride in Performance: Keep It Going Les Schwab 1986
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History Gregory Zuckerman 2009
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns John C. Bogle 2007
Den of Thieves James B. Stewart 1991
Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street William Poundstone 2005
Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive Noah J. Goldstein Ph.D. & Steve J. Martin & Robert Cialdini Ph.D. 2009
Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell 2008
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It Arthur L. Herman 2001
Darwin's Blind Spot: Evolution Beyond Natural Selection Frank Ryan 2002
The Origin of Species Charles Darwin 2003
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing Lawrence M. Krauss 2012
Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) Tren Griffin 2015
Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World Bethany McLean 2018
The Future Is Asian Parag Khanna 2019


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