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The truly wise person is colorblind. Pster trust testimonials from people that we see as similar to us. Does this business have a sustainable competitive advantage? Peter Bevelin is the Swedish author and investor who wrote Seeking Wisdom in order to remember what he had learned and to transfer some of the knowledge to his children.

Separate different tags with a comma. Describes all the big ideas from Newton, Ben Franklin, to Munger. Also, I know this book isn’t academic, but some references would be nice the appendix contains references for quotations, but not the studies. Jun 16, Allen rated it really liked it.

Read and study this wonderful multidisciplinary exploration of wisdom. Jan 21, Drew Johnson rated it really liked it. The last part gives the reader some well-needed guidelines on how to improve his or her thinking habits. What causes non-goal and how can I avoid that?


Bias from mere association – automatically connecting a stimulus with pain or pleasure; including liking or disliking something associated with something bad or good. Humans are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. The book provides an insight into human behavior. Anchoring “I always set low targets to exceed expectations. Save on Nonfiction Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

Be self-critical and unlearn your best-loved ideas. Part 3 ‘The Physics and Mathematics of Misjudgements’ deals with more standard limitations of cognition – Systems thinking: These sorts of errors are completely disreputable, and have heightened my skepticism about the entire book. After a failure, we become overly pessimistic and risk-averse.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin

It was not uncommon to see two or three quotes back to back, with authors ranging from writers, to historical figures, to politicians. If I won I would have gained eternal life.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Part 1 ‘What influences our thinking’ zeeking modern man’s cognitive limitations and biases through the lens of evolution.

We look for evidence that confirms our ideas, beliefs, and actions. Of course Darwin is frequently referenced, but in round about ways. In the low-ball technique, the salesperson gives the customer an incentive to enter into an agreement with the intention of changing the terms to the seller’s advantage.

We learn from them. Self-Interest And Incentives People do what they perceive is in their best interest and are biased by incentives.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

Part two describes the 28 most common psychological misjudgments that humans suffer from due to this ancient hardware of the brain. Information that moves us bbevelin makes us pay greater attention to the event itself than to its magnitude.


Praise is more effective in changing behavior than punishment. The book is literally packed with quotes from Buffet, Munger and many others. Can we really be wise?

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Jul 25, Yang Ming Wen rated it it was amazing. Also, some of the writing has a hodge-podge feel to it, and in the Third Edition it f I’m in the process of reading this book now. There is some overlap to Charles Munger’s speech on Psychology of Human Misjudgment but the material is presented differently in the book and goes even further into detail.

You see that again and again – that people have some information they can count well sisdom they have other informa As the title promises, the book is full of nuggets of worldly wisdom.

Assuming bevelinn are like me, how would I like to be treated if the roles were reversed? Then they move towards it.