Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 30, 2000 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
Praise for Damn Right!
From the author of the bestselling WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS. . .
"Charlie Munger, whose reputation is deep and wide, based on an extraordinary record of brilliantly successful business strategies, sees things that others don't. There is a method to his mastery and, through this book, we get a chance to learn about this rare individual." -MICHAEL EISNER, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
"Janet Lowe uncovers the iconoclastic genius and subtle charm behind Charlie Munger's curmudgeonly facade in this richly woven portrait of our era's heir to Ben Franklin. With a biographer's detachment, an historian's thoroughness, and a financial writer's common sense, Lowe produces a riveting account of the family, personal, and business life of the idiosyncratically complex and endlessly fascinating figure." -LAWRENCE CUNNINGHAM, Cardozo Law School, Author of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
"For years, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and investors worldwide (me included) have struggled to learn more about Warren Buffett's cerebral sidekick. Now we can rest and enjoy reading Janet Lowe's book about this rare intellectual jewel called Charlie Munger." -ROBERT G. HAGSTROM, Author of The Warren Buffett Way
"Charlie has lived by the creed that one should live a life that doesn't need explaining. But his life should be explained. In a city where heroism is too often confused with celebrity, Charlie is a true hero and mentor. He lives the life lessons that he has studiously extracted from other true heroes and mentors, from Ben Franklin to Ben Graham. This book illuminates those life lessons." -RONALD L. OLSON, Munger, Tolles & Olson llp
"Janet Lowe's unprecedented access to Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett has resulted in a first-class book that investors, academics, and CEOs will find entertaining and highly useful."-TIMOTHY P. VICK, Money Manager and Author of How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett
 

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User Review  - mrp8ntball - Overstock.com

As far as biographies go Damn Right is a fun read about a witty and intelligent individual one who has done a terrific job in the business world. To the devoted Munger fans in the investing community which there is a surprising plenty this is a must read. Read full review

Contents

ONE An Extraordinary Combination of Minds
9
THREE The Nebraskans
19
FOUR Surviving the Wars
33
FIVE Putting Together a New Life
47
SIX Munger Makes His First Million
60
SEVEN A Combination of Big Ideas
72
EIGHT PoundforPound the Best Law Firm
80
NINE Operating Wheeler Munger Out of
92
FIFTEEN The Blossoming of Berkshire Hathaway
164
SIXTEEN Berkshire in the 1990sPower Building
176
SEVENTEEN Salomon Brothers
189
EIGHTEEN The Daily Journal CorporationA Modest
203
NINETEEN Doing Good at Good Samaritan Hospital
215
TWENTYONE A Time to Reap Rewards
240
APPENDIX A Wheeler Munger Partnership
251
Charles T Mungers Speeches
257

TEN Blue Chip Stamps
110
ELEVEN Sees Candy Teaches a Lesson
123
TWELVE The Belous Case
135
THIRTEEN The Buffalo Evening News
141
FOURTEEN Charlie Munger Goes to War with the Savings
151
Notes
277
TWENTY Elder Statesman and Conscience of
286
Index
289
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JANET LOWE is an investment writer and author who has written several business and biographical works, including the recent bestseller Warren Buffett Speaks (from Wiley). Ms. Lowe is past editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript and financial editor of the San Diego Tribune. More than 200 of her business articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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