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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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But, the book is organized so that you go through the steps of uncovering the mental processes first. Self-Deception And Denial We deny and distort reality to feel more comfortable, especially when reality threatens our self-interest. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? We should be specific. If others don’t react, we interpret that as evidence that it is not an emergency. Reward And Punishment “The iron rule of nature is: A bystander to an emergency is unlikely to help when there are other people around.

If we reward people for doing what they like to do anyway, we sometimes turn what they enjoy doing into work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Becoming by Michelle Obama Hardcover Book 3. Be warned, Peter Bevlin hasn’t paid for a proper editor.

A man whose simplicity and clarity of thought was unequal to anything Bevelin had seen. This creates different convictions, habits, values and character. My fav quotes not a review: The Psychology of Misjudgments.

By designing checklists for our investment procedure, we may reduce the probability of making silly mistakes. Otherwise, check the books I recommended above.

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Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

What we fear and the strength of our reaction depends on our genes, life experiences, and the specific situation. It is in the spirit of Charles Munger, who says, “All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there.

What evidence do I have for that? The bibliography is very rich as well. Munger is one of the great thinkers of our time and will be remembered for many years to come. Bias from mere association – automatically connecting a stimulus with pain or pleasure; including liking or disliking something associated with something bad or good.

Instead of using Munger’s ideas as a smooth progression, this book is a meandering stroll through several fascinating topics. What is the moat? Such mechanics know they’ll never see you again. Does this business have a sustainable competitive advantage?

This item doesn’t belong on this page. No equations or math required. This is why it is sometimes hard to understand other people’s behavior. Don’t let money be the only motivation.

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We are disliked if we don’t allow people to give back what we’ve given them. Contrast Comparison How we value things depends on what we compare them with. Sometimes we believe an event has increased in frequency because we see it more. The fours Four filters for investing: I am reading a pdf but I am going to order paperback. Also, I know this book isn’t academic, but some references would be nice the appendix contains references for quotations, but not the studies.

A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes. Oct 08, Arun Pradeep rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can wisdom really be achieved? Consider people’s actual accomplishments and past behavior over a long period of time rather than first impressions. Create an external common threat or an opportunity for mutual gain. It is dense, with vitally important insights packed on every page. A very good book. Bias fr excellent framing of first how the mind works in terms of making decisions, then provides a thought-provoking list of “28 Reasons for Misjudgements and Mistakes” that I found very applicable to the work on organizations and systems.


What grounds do I have for accepting the evidence? Dec 10, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no individuals with exactly the same upbringing, nutrition, education, social stamping, physical, social and cultural setting.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin

Self-Interest And Incentives People do what they perceive is in their best interest and are biased by incentives. Know your goals and options.

This automatic association to what worked in the past causes people to under-react to new condition and circumstances. I found the appendices notable.

We tend to dislike people who tell us what we don’t want to hear even when they didn’t cause the bad news, beveln.

Align them with your goals. In rare cases, if you have read books such as ‘ The Mind of the Market: Blow you away, Peter Bevelin will. The ideas in the book will be useful to prevent your brain from having its way and be on autopilot controlling your thoughts, emotions and actions.