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

ISBN: 978-0-471-44691-0
294 pages
May 2003
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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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Table of Contents

An Extraordinary Combination of Minds.

The Lake—A Place That Defines Munger.

The Nebraskans.

Surviving the Wars.

Putting Together a New Life.

Munger Makes His First Million.

A Combination of Big Ideas.

Pound-for-Pound, the Best Law Firm.

Operating Wheeler, Munger Out of a Utility Room.

Blue Chip Stamps.

See's Candy Teaches a Lesson.

The Belous Case.

The Buffalo Evening News.

Charlie Munger Goes to War with the Savings and Loan Industry.

The Blossoming of Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire in the 1990s—Power Building.

Salomon Brothers.

The Daily Journal Corporation—A Modest Media Empire.

Doing Good at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Elder Statesman and Conscience of the Investment World.

A Time to Reap Rewards.

Appendix A. Wheeler, Munger Partnership.

Appendix B. Interview List.

Appendix C. Time Line—The Life and Career of Charles T. Munger.

Appendix D. Charles T. Munger's Speeches.

Notes.

Index.

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Author Information

JANET LOWE is an investment writer and author who has written several business and biographical works, including the bestseller Warren Buffett Speaks as well as Welch: An American Icon and The Man Who Beats the S&P: Investing with Bill Miller (all published by Wiley). Ms. Lowe is a 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, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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