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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Reading it once will hopefully get you on your path of learning but this is a book to be re-read on a frequent basis as it’s difficult to take in all of the condensed wisdom the first couple of times.

Read and study this wonderful multidisciplinary exploration of wisdom. Short-term suffering may lead to long term pleasure.

The historical references to great thinkers seekking Munger’s 24 Standard Causes of Human Misjudgment alone make this worth a read. When people get us to commit, we become responsible. This is essentially a quick wrap up of evolutionary psychology. Part four, guidelines to better thinking. Dec 26, Arnold rated it liked it.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

It is a natural tendency to act on impulse – to use emotions before reason. It is better when people act out of their own free will. You see that again and again – that people have some information they can count well and they have other informa As the title promises, the book is full of nuggets of worldly wisdom. Can I understand the business? Seking most interesting to see is Wisdok own account of how he formed these relationships in building a greater latticework of understanding.


In Seeking Wisdom Bevelin describes many of these models.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Part 2 ‘The psychology of misjudgements’ has been better covered by Charlie Munger and more comprehensively dealt with in Donelli’s ‘Art of Thinking Clearly’ http: Munger is certainly smart, but I wouldn’t assume he’s right about everything. Great book on how to use simple mental models to make good decisions. Bevelin tackles such eternal questions as: We don’t inherit our parents’ habit.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin

Seeking Wisdom is a hard-to-find collection of observations that analyze how some of befelin world’s best thinkers approach problem solving.

On the whole, the content is interesting, and I appreciate the fact that someone has tried to synthesize Munger’s wisdom, but the writing is often vague, and as I mentioned it sometimes contains unacceptable errors. Oct 27, Corina Anghel rated it really liked it.

Kindleberger Studies show that how happy we are is partly determined by where we stand in relation to similar others.

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A reward for our achievements makes us feel that we are good at something thereby increasing our motivation. Make undesirable behavior costly.

Self-Interest And Incentives People do what they perceive is in their best interest and are biased by incentives. Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius’ great wisdom: Does this business have a sustainable competitive advantage? This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge.


Seeking Wisdom is about the gathering of wisdom by studying the finest of what others have already figured out.

Asking a favor of someone is likely to increase that person’s liking for us. Seeking Wisdom is the result of Bevelin’s learning about wisdok wisdom. Can we really be wise? To do that, we must adapt to their environment and share their experiences. These sorts of errors are completely disreputable, and have heightened my skepticism about the entire book.

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So they make the decision based only on what they can count well. Instead of using Munger’s ideas as a smooth progression, this book is a meandering stroll through several fascinating topics.

In the low-ball technique, the salesperson gives the customer an incentive to befelin into an agreement with the intention of changing the terms to the seller’s advantage. Same reason why for a given volume, a large ice cube would melt slower than having many small ice cubes – Causes: Mar 06, Otis Chandler marked it as to-read.

Why do we trick ourselves?