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Get this if you only want list of Charlie's quotes

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-2018

Would you try another book written by Tren Griffin or narrated by Fred Stella?

Probably not

Would you ever listen to anything by Tren Griffin again?

Probably not

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Charlie Munger?

I'll cut the thorough explanation on Graham's Intelligent Investor. I will read Graham's book if I want to know about it in details.

Any additional comments?

This book mostly contains list of quotes by Charlie Munger from various sources, followed by 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th person account about the quote. I didn't think that the writer ever interview Charlie at all. Very disappointing. If want other people's opinion or interpretation about what Charlie might say/mean, I can easily get it else where or even on the net. And I don't need the writer's interpretation about what Charlie might mean.

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Inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2017

An inspiring and insightful account of his work. Though some part is very microsoft-centric. However, can be used to learn on how to refresh a company/corporation even one as big as Microsoft.

Very interesting introduction to Ikigai

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2017

An short but sweet introduction to Ikigai. The reading is good, though the production is a little bit less than perfect due to some patched audio. I understand that it probably needed to be done to fix some bad audio, though the voice/audio should be made less distracting.

Great readings, but extremely outdated

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

The author just freely interpret historical event into his heart content; some of the laws contradicts the other, Talleyran become his example, in some of his 'law' as he's the perfect example of that law why he was a success; a few "laws" later, Talleyran doing the same thing at the same period of historical time become his model example why he was a failure.
He does have an interesting interpretation of historical events - however, historical events is also a biased documentations of past events; and the writer's interpretation made it even more biased tailored to suits his "laws".
Luckily the reader have a very lovely voice and intonation, which make listening to this book very interesting.
I would consider this a fiction rather than non-fiction; because even that he's using historical facts & events, the interpretation and usage of them as example was up to his heart content rather than as-is.

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Some of the contents are repeated over and over

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2017

Very interesting and informative, though some part of the contents are being repeated over, and over, and over, and over - that I often feels that I must have accidentally drag the scroll bar to the left. Other than that, this book is very inspiring.

Inspiring & compelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2017

Very inspiring and motivating. And better listen to it attentively so you can easily found out the answer to Daniel's question close to the end of the book. :) :)

Interesting, though getting a bit bored later on

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

An interesting proposition and thoroughly discussed, as well as read; though getting a bit boring as it closer to the end.

Very well narrated but should be updated

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2017

Yes, it's a classical book, so the advices and examples are very wordy; if you follows the suggestions to the letter others will fall asleep. However, the essence of the advice are still true and should be followed. Well narrated.

Inspiring with practical advices

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2017

Very practical, no non-sense advices, and step-by-step guide. No complicated maths, just logical and practical advices that you can easily follow. Only need your will power to actually do it.

Insightful and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

Ed have a lot of experience to share and he happily do so, and a lot of his story are insightful as well as inspiring. Quickly become one of my favourite.