Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger [Peter Bevelin] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Normal wear. May have some highlighting or. Simply the best book on improving your decision making there is. It’s dense and hard to get through if you’re not truly interested, but it’s well worth it. Seeking Wisdom – by Peter Bevelin. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 8/10 (See my list of + books, for more.).

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Vividness And Recency Information we receive directly, through seking eyes or ears has more impact than information that may have more evidential value.

Once behavior becomes learned, variable rewards strengthen the behavior.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

It will transform you into an avid listener, so that you can really learn as much as you can from every experience and from every person you meet. I would say blame the editing, but that point to the fact that this is the third edition. Feb 08, Le Nhan rated it really liked it.

That said, I think everyone with sufficient intelligence should read this book. In the labeling technique, people try to get us commited by first applying a label to our personality or values that is consistent with the behavior they want us to take.


How credible is the evidence? This creates different convictions, habits, values and character. Social recognition, prestige, fear of social disapproval, shame, relief from distress, avoidance of guilt, a better after-life or social expectations are some reasons behind “altruistic” bevelib.

Jun 16, Allen rated it really liked it. This is an emergency. Know what you want to achieve. This beevlin one reason why people follow gurus. Social Proof “If 40 million people say a foolish thing, it does not become a wise one.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin

We are disliked if we don’t allow people to give back seeoing we’ve given them. This gives people an incentive to avoid giving bad news. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Habits you can develop. Instead of using Munger’s ideas as a smooth progression, this book is a meandering stroll through several fascinating topics. There are no individuals with exactly the same upbringing, nutrition, education, social stamping, physical, social and cultural setting.

Give they something undesirable or take away whay they desire and their behavior will stop. Being wise is knowing what to overlook 4 Filters for investing: In part three the author presents other situations where humans suffer from misjudgments, by taking examples from physics and mathematics and linking them to subjects as investing and business.

Includes confirmation bias – looking for evidence that confirms our actions and beliefs and ignoring or distorting disconfirming evidence. How can we think clearly? Dec 03, Marcus rated it it was ok Shelves: This is a very challenging read. Includes bias from over-desire for liking and social acceptance and for avoiding social disapproval. Sold by Bookzone India and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.


May 29, Suzi rated it really liked it. Munger by Warren E. It breaks the psyche down in a very rational way. Bias from consistency tendency – being consistent with our prior commitments and ideas even when acting against our best interest or eeeking the face of disconfirming evidence.

These sorts of errors are completely disreputable, and have heightened my skepticism about the entire book. What we fear and the strength of our reaction depends on our genes, life experiences, and the specific situation.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 21, Drew Johnson rated it really liked it. Includes underestimating sseeking power in giving people reasons. Some behavior may under certain conditions look like altruism but can often be explained by self-benefit. A bystander to an emergency is unlikely to qisdom when there are other people around.