By Janet Lowe
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From the writer of the bestselling WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS. . .
"Charlie Munger, whose recognition is deep and vast, in response to a unprecedented list of brilliantly profitable enterprise innovations, sees issues that others do not. there's a technique to his mastery and, via this e-book, we get an opportunity to benefit approximately this infrequent individual." -MICHAEL EISNER, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
"Janet Lowe uncovers the iconoclastic genius and sophisticated appeal in the back of Charlie Munger's curmudgeonly facade during this richly woven portrait of our era's inheritor to Ben Franklin. With a biographer's detachment, an historian's thoroughness, and a monetary writer's good judgment, Lowe produces a riveting account of the kin, own, and company lifetime of the idiosyncratically complicated and ceaselessly interesting figure." -LAWRENCE CUNNINGHAM, Cardozo legislation tuition, writer of The Essays of Warren Buffett: classes for company America
"For years, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and traders around the world (me integrated) have struggled to profit extra approximately Warren Buffett's cerebral sidekick. Now we will be able to leisure and luxuriate in analyzing Janet Lowe's ebook approximately this infrequent highbrow jewel referred to as Charlie Munger." -ROBERT G. HAGSTROM, writer of The Warren Buffett Way
"Charlie has lived by way of the creed that one should still dwell a existence that does not desire explaining. yet his existence will be defined. In a urban the place heroism is just too frequently careworn with star, Charlie is a real hero and mentor. He lives the lifestyles classes that he has studiously extracted from different precise heroes and mentors, from Ben Franklin to Ben Graham. This e-book illuminates these lifestyles lessons." -RONALD L. OLSON, Munger, Tolles & Olson llp
"Janet Lowe's exceptional entry to Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett has led to a first class publication that traders, teachers, and CEOs will locate exciting and hugely useful."-TIMOTHY P. VICK, cash supervisor and writer of ways to select shares Like Warren Buffett
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Extra info for Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger
For a few years, buying and selling stamps persisted to be Blue Chip's major company. In 1970, Blue Chip revenues peaked at greater than $124 million, yet quickly the recognition of buying and selling stamps waned, and by means of 1982 revenues plummeted all the way down to $9 million. revenues amounted to just $200,000 a 12 months via the overdue Nineteen Nineties while Blue Chip's buying and selling stamps have been basically issued by means of a number of bowling alleys. Buffett and Munger won regulate of the funding committee when they have been board individuals, and so throughout the time that buying and selling stamps have been slipping from desire, the funding committee used to be at paintings development the worth of Blue Chip's go with the flow. one of the investments that Buffett and Munger received via Blue Chip was once the biggest block of resource Capital, a closed-end funding corporation demonstrated in 1968 by means of the notorious "Go-Go" supervisor Fred Carr. Carr used to be a phenomenon for it slow, yet quickly was once discredited by means of the uneven inventory industry of the early Seventies. while Carr give up resource Capital, the fund had $18 in step with percentage in asset price, yet was once buying and selling for $9. It was once a state of affairs very like that on the Fund of Letters, other than that when Carr left, portfolio managers at resource Capital had huge expertise and a way of thinking just like that of Munger and Buffett. Blue Chip obtained 20 percentage of the fund and Munger went at the board the place he received alongside good with the most portfolio managers. resource Capital remained an autonomous corporation and is stilled indexed at the long island inventory trade. Munger and Buffett referred loads of administration consumers to resource Capital in next years. such a lot of Buffett's and Munger's acquisition makes an attempt went easily, yet they didn't get all of the houses they sought to procure. In 1971, Blue Chip was once outbid in an try and purchase the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Enquirer on the time had an everyday circulate of 190,000 and a Sunday stream of 300,000. E. W. Scripps Co. was once being compelled to promote the newspaper to settle a U. S. Justice division case charging it with having an unlawful monopoly within the Cincinnati industry. Blue Chip provided Scripps and its associate, Scripps-Howard, $29. 2 million for the newspaper yet was once grew to become down. The Enquirer is now owned by way of the Gannett corporation. by way of 1980, Blue Chip had 5 parts of commercial: the rest of its buying and selling stamp enterprise, See's sweet outlets, Wesco monetary, the Buffalo night information, and Precision metal. alongside the best way an uncomfortable incident concerning Blue Chip's acquisition of Wesco monetary. The response of the Securities alternate fee brought on Buffett and Munger to reconsider the best way they have been accomplishing their company. the tale all started in the summertime of 1972 while a dealer provided Buffett and Munger a block of Wesco monetary, the mother or father corporation of Pasadenabased Mutual mark downs and personal loan organization. Wesco's inventory used to be buying and selling within the low youngsters, lower than part its ebook price. Buffett and Munger agreed that it used to be a cut price, and during Blue Chip, received eight percentage of Wesco's stocks. Even that early in its heritage, a $2 million stake used to be a comparatively minor funding for Blue Chip.