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Collection: Charlie Munger - #96 'Career Advice'


Video Link: https://youtu.be/EYsfnt8xSCQ


In this episode, Charlie Munger was asked to share his experience in the early days of his life when he was choosing a career.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Charlie Munger went into law?

  • Charlie Munger's career advice.

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[Transcript]

(Source: https://youtu.be/WaDU1J91hY8)

INTERVIEWER 00:00

So at the end of the war, you decided not to return to mathematics in Michigan. Or –


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:05

Yes.


INTERVIEWER 00:06

To stay and go to college somewhere else instead you went to law school. So what can your –


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:13

My father had gone to the Harvard Law School. And my grandfather was a distinguished judge in Nebraska. So that was a natural course of activity for me.


INTERVIEWER 00:24

So what kind of – so I've been thinking about these career changes which a lot of people go through over the course of their lifetime.


What could our fellow alumni and in particular our soon to be new alumni can borrow from your experiences in those early days of your life when you were choosing a career that still has resonance today.


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:46

Well, it's very important when you choose a career.


If you go into a career that's very tough, you're not going to do very well. And if you go in one where you have special advantages and you like the work you're going to do pretty well.


And it's – I went into law because I didn't want to be a surgeon, I didn't want to be a doctor, I didn't want to be a college professor. I finally got through there was only one, I just went down the family path. And it wasn't the wisest decision I ever ran.

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