Collection: Warren Buffett - #247 '2001 Book Recommendations'



[Transcript]

WARREN BUFFETT 00:00

Did you ask a second question?


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:02

Books you’ve read.


WARREN BUFFETT 00:03

Oh, books I’ve read.


Well, tell him what books you’ve read, Charlie. (Laughter)


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:08

Well, I mentioned that one book “Genome.” I have a hell of a time putting the accent on the first syllable. But that is a marvelous book.


And some shareholder sent me a book that not many of you will like, by Herb Simon I think, “Models of My Life.” And it’s a very interesting book for a certain academic type.


But that “Genome,” you know, which is the history of a species in 23 chapters, and it’s a perfectly amazing book, and very interesting.


WARREN BUFFETT 00:52

I may have recommended it before, but if you haven’t read “Personal History” by Katharine Graham, I think you’d find that it’s a fascinating story. And more amazing yet, it’s an honest story.


You know, if I ever write my autobiography, I’m going to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but —


But she is compulsively honest about what’s happened. And it’s really quite a saga.


CHARLIE MUNGER 01:13

It is a good book.


That Janet Lowe book about me I find has had a very interesting sub-chapter, so to speak, in its distribution.


I notice a considerable number of people buying that book and sending one copy to each descendant.


They believe that if they just do that, the descendants will behave more like the parents. It’ll be interesting to see if that works. If it does, it’s going to outsell the Bible. (Laughter)


WARREN BUFFETT 01:50

Hold your breath — (Laughter) Area 5.


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[YAPSS Takeaway]

Books Mentioned:

1. "Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" by Matt Ridley.

2. "Personal History" by Katharine Graham.

3. "Models of My Life" by Herbert A. Simon.

4. "Damn Right! Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger" by Janet Lowe.