1.0 out of 5 stars
Damn Right, May 30 2001
This book was a disappointment. I expected to gain insight into the way Charlie Munger thinks. Instead I got biographical and familial minutiae. The chapters on See's Candy, Buffalo Evening News, and Blue Chip Stamps filled in background information on Berkshire, but added little about Chralie's thought processes and principles.
The most insightful part of the book appears in Appendix D, but most folks won't get that far. There, the author reprints Charlie's Harvard Law School reunion speech entitled, "Multidisiplinary Skills/Educational Implications", followed by a "hypothetical" argument for investing i Coca Cola. Both are worthwhile. Unfortunately, this material makes up only 19 of the book's 276 pages. You can read that much at the bookstore without buying the book.