8 Books on Worldly Wisdom

Books, Environment, History, Mental Models

How do we attain wisdom? It starts with knowledge. What kind of knowledge should we acquire? Peter Kaufman’s three buckets of knowledge can guide us. “Every statistician knows that a large, relevant sample size is their best friend. What are the three largest, most relevant sample sizes for identifying universal principles? Bucket number one is […]

Charlie Munger On The Problem of Economics, How He Thinks, and What Should Investors Do

Incentive, Mental Models, Psychology, Second Order Effect

Charlie Munger’s speech “Academic Economics: Strengths and Faults After Considering Interdisciplinary Needs” at Herb Kay Undergraduate Lecture in 2003 gives me insights into how he thinks and what investors should learn.  Fatal unconnectedness, leading to ‘man with a hammer syndrome,’ often causing overweighting what can be counted Munger’s first objection to economics is that it […]