36 Books Recommended by Charlie Munger

Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Charles Thomas Munger is an American investor, businessman, author, and philanthropist. He is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett. Buffett has described Munger as “[his] partner”.

1. A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe by Gino Segre

2. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss, Richard Dawkins

3. Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall

4. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by John Helyar

5. Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald

6. Darwin’s Blind Spot: Evolution Beyond Natural Selection by Frank Ryan

7. Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity by John Gribbin

8. Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart

9. Einstein — His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson

10. Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics by Nancy Forbes , Basil Mahon

11. Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader by Frank Partnoy

12. Filters Against Folly: How To Survive Despite Economists, Ecologists, and the Merely Eloquent by Garrett Hardin

13. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone

14. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

15. Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Chargeby Roger Fisher, Alan Sharp

16. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Bruce Patton

17. Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire by James Wallace, Jim Erickson

18. How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It by Arthur Herman

19. Ice Age: How a Change of Climate Made Us Human (Penguin Press Science) by John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin

20. In The Plex by Steven Levy

21. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman, Don A. Moore

22. Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos by Garrett Hardin

23. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

24. Models of My Life (MIT Press) by Herbert A. Simon

25. No two alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality by Rich Harris

26. Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company by Andrew S. Grove

27. Outliers by Malcomm Gladwell

28. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design (Reissued in 2006 and 1996) by Richard Dawkins

29. The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman

30. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) by Steven Pinker

31. The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century by Istvan Hargittai

32. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike

33. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

34. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes

35. Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information by Robert Wright

36. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow


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