Charlie Munger

43 Charlie Munger Recommended Books

Charlie Munger is a renowned investor, lawyer, and businessperson. He is best known as the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation and Warren Buffett’s long-term business partner. For over five decades, Munger has applied his wisdom and knowledge to help build one of the greatest investment empires. He is admired for his intellect, commitment to philanthropy, and his humorous and candid approach to life.

43 Books recommended by Charlie Munger

A Matter of Degrees

A Matter of Degrees

What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe

Author :Gino Segre

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

Author :David S. Landes

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Pride in Performance

Pride in Performance

Keep It Going!

Author :Les Schwab

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"Will demonstrate really shrewd compensation systems in a whole chain of small businesses." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Greatest Trade Ever

The Greatest Trade Ever

The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

Author :Gregory Zuckerman

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"He made a lot of money from entirely legal ways but may have created a lot of trouble for himself in the process." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Fiasco

Fiasco

The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader

Author :Frank Partnoy

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It

Author :Arthur Herman

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author :Roger Fisher

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Einstein

Einstein

His Life and Universe

Author :Walter Isaacson

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"I’ve read all the Einstein biographies, and this is by far the best." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Hard Drive

Hard Drive

Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire

Author :James Wallace

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"You really get a feeling for what it took to write and sell software in the software revolution." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Only the Paranoid Survive

Only the Paranoid Survive

How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Author :Andrew S. Grove

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field

How Two Men Revolutionized Physics

Author :Nancy Forbes

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"I just hugely enjoyed it. Couldn't put it down." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Deep Simplicity

Deep Simplicity

Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity

Author :John Gribbin

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"It's pretty hard to understand everything, but if you can't understand it, you can always give it to a more intelligent friend." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

Author :Richard Dawkins

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"I had to read [this book] twice before I fully understood it." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Author :Carl Van Doren

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"A book I really like." - Charlie Munger [Source]

A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Author :Lawrence M. Krauss

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Charlie Munger recommended this book at the Daily Journal Meeting in 2013. [Source]

A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action

How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class

Author :Joe Nocera

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"Most people here won't be able to put it down." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies

Author :Jared Diamond

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author :Benjamin Franklin

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

An American Life

Author :Walter Isaacson

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"It’s hard to write a bad book on such an interesting subject." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Three Scientists and Their Gods

Three Scientists and Their Gods

Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information

Author :Robert Wright

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Living within Limits

Living within Limits

Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Author :Garrett Hardin

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Ice Age

Ice Age

Author :John Gribbin

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"Best work of science exposition and history that I've read in many years!" - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Warren Buffett Portfolio

The Warren Buffett Portfolio

Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy

Author :Robert G. Hagstrom

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"Not only very well written, but a considerable contribution to the synthesis of human thought on the investment process." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Models of My Life

Models of My Life

Author :Herbert A Simon

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Master of the Game

Master of the Game

How Steve Ross Rode the Light Fantastic from Undertaker to Creator of the Largest Media Conglomerate in the World

Author :Connie Bruck

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"I very much enjoyed [this book]." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Author :William N. Thorndike

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"Details the extraordinary success of CEOs who took a radically different approach to corporate management." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Outliers

Outliers

The Story of Success

Author :Malcolm Gladwell

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"Perfectly marvelous book." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Yes!

Yes!

50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Author :Robert Cialdini

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"I suggest [this book]." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct

How the Mind Creates Language

Author :Steven Pinker

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"Says that human language ability is not just learned, it is deeply buried - to a considerable extent - in the genome." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Getting It Done

Getting It Done

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

Author :Roger Fisher

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"This book is must reading for those seeking to maximize their contribution to the constructive work of the world." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Third Chimpanzee

The Third Chimpanzee

On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Author :Jared Diamond

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker

Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design

Author :Richard Dawkins

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"Marvelous." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Genome

Genome

The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Author :Matt Ridley

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

Titan

Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Author :Ron Chernow

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"One of the best business biographies I have ever read." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Martians of Science

The Martians of Science

Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Author :Istvan Hargittai

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"A hell of a book about five Hungarian physicists, driven to the United States by Hitler, who contributed much to science here." - Charlie Munger [Source]

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

Author :John C. Bogle

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"A useful contribution to [the author's] fellow citizens." - Charlie Munger [Source]

In the Plex

In the Plex

How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Author :Steven Levy

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"I hate to admit this because I've ignored high tech all my life, but I actually read [this book]. And I found it a very interesting book." - Charlie Munger [Source]

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Author :Joseph Frazier Wall

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Charlie Munger recommended this book in the "Poor Charlie's Almanack" book. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: Are there specific genres or topics Charlie Munger tends to recommend?

Charlie Munger's reading taste spans various genres, but he often recommends books on psychology, history, economics, and finance. Books like 'Influence' by Robert Cialdini and 'Deep Work' by Cal Newport are examples.

Charlie Munger recommends books such as Poor Charlie's Almanack, Thinking, Fast and Slow, The Intelligent Investor, The Art of Reasoned Decision Making, and The Warren Buffett Way.

While Charlie Munger doesn't have a regular schedule for sharing book recommendations, he often mentions influential books during interviews, shareholder meetings, and public talks.

These books recommended by Charlie Munger stand out due to their ability to help an individual gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, and their value to their overall development.

In addition to his own list of recommended books, Charlie Munger recommends books from other sources such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Economist.