Munger’s Worldly Wisdom

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I’m going to play a minor trick on you today a because the subject of my talk is the art of stock picking as a subdivision of the art of worldly wisdom.AAThat enables me to start talking about worldly wisdom a a much broader topic that interests me because I think all too little of it is delivered by modern educational systems, at least in an effective way.

And therefore, the talk is sort of along the lines that some behaviorist psychologists call Grandma’s rule after the wisdom of Grandma when she said that you have to eat the carrots before you get the dessert.

The carrot part of this talk is about the general subject of worldly wisdom which is a pretty good way to start.AAAfter all, the theory of modern education is that you need aAgeneral education before youAspecialize. And I think to some extent, before you’re going to be a great stock picker, you need some general education.

So, emphasizing what I sometimes waggishly callAremedial worldly wisdom, I’m going to start by waltzing you through a few basic notions.

What is elementary, worldly wisdom?AAWell, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ’emAback.AAIf the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form.>


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Posted: January 11th, 2011
at 2:44pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: development,trade

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