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The Resource Seeking wisdom : from Darwin to Munger, by Peter Bevelin

Seeking wisdom : from Darwin to Munger, by Peter Bevelin

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Seeking wisdom : from Darwin to Munger
Title
Seeking wisdom
Title remainder
from Darwin to Munger
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Bevelin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius' great wisdom: "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." Seeking Wisdom is the result of Bevelin's learning about attaining wisdom. His quest for wisdom originated partly from making mistakes himself and observing those of others but also from the philosophy of super-investor and Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger. A man whose simplicity and clarity of thought was unequal to anything Bevelin had seen. In addition to naturalist Charles Darwin and Munger, Bevelin cites an encyclopedic range of thinkers: from first-century BCE Roman poet Publius Terentius to Mark Twain-from Albert Einstein to Richard Feynman-from 16th Century French essayist Michel de Montaigne to Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett. In the book, he describes ideas and research findings from many different fields. This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge. 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." There are roads that lead to unhappiness. An understanding of how and why we can "die" should help us avoid them. We can't eliminate mistakes, but we can prevent those that can really hurt us. Using exemplars of clear thinking and attained wisdom, Bevelin focuses on how our thoughts are influenced, why we make misjudgments and tools to improve our thinking. Bevelin tackles such eternal questions as: Why do we behave like we do? What do we want out of life? What interferes with our goals? Read and study this wonderful multidisciplinary exploration of wisdom. It may change the way you think and act in business and in life.--
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Bevelin, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wisdom
  • Wisdom
  • Thought and thinking
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Seeking wisdom : from Darwin to Munger, by Peter Bevelin
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Publication
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Printed in the United States of America by Walsworth Publish Company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What influences our thinking? -- The psychology of misjudgments -- The physics and mathematics of misjudgments -- Guidelines to better thinking
Control code
ocn174130830
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
3rd edition
Extent
iv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781578644285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174130830
Label
Seeking wisdom : from Darwin to Munger, by Peter Bevelin
Publication
Note
Printed in the United States of America by Walsworth Publish Company
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What influences our thinking? -- The psychology of misjudgments -- The physics and mathematics of misjudgments -- Guidelines to better thinking
Control code
ocn174130830
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
3rd edition
Extent
iv, 318 pages
Isbn
9781578644285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174130830

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