Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger [Peter Bevelin] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Normal wear. May have some highlighting or. Simply the best book on improving your decision making there is. It’s dense and hard to get through if you’re not truly interested, but it’s well worth it. Seeking Wisdom – by Peter Bevelin. ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 8/10 (See my list of + books, for more.).

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All I can tell you is that around Wesco and Berkshire we try not to be like that. What indicators can I track? My fav quotes not a review: Includes bias from over-desire for liking and social acceptance and for avoiding social disapproval. Being a professional data scientist, this is something to always remind myself of. The behavior that was critical for survival and reproduction in our evolutionary history still applies today.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin

Widsom example, by always asking the question “why? Only behavior that is selfish or for the mutual good is in an individual’s self-interest and therefore favored by natural selection. Consistency The more we have invested in our behavior the harder it is to change. Sounds like economics to me. In addition to naturalist Charles Darwin and Seekign, Bevelin cites an encyclopedic range of thinkers: My apologies Bevlin, I know that many others loved your book.

We believe something is true because it sounds believable or we want to believe it, especially with issues of love, health, religion, and death.

The book is filled with quotes from some of the greatest thinkers in history from fields such as physics, mathematics, psychology, biology, chemistry, economics, business and investing. We don’t inherit our parents’ habit.

Cashback within 3 days from shipment. What interferes with our goals? Just read Influence by Robert Cialdini http: Consider both the short and long-term consequences of a decision.


A very good book. Sep 28, R. The book provides an insight into human behavior. Bias from mere association – automatically qisdom a stimulus with pain or pleasure; including liking or disliking something associated with something bad or good.

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To ask other readers questions about Seeking Wisdomplease sign up. Asking a favor of seekign is likely to increase that person’s liking for us. Do yourself a favour; read this book and have everyone in your family read it as well. Ill science if you’re looking to wissom your own rational understanding of human behavior, psychology and strategic thinking. What do you get when you apply not psychology, but mathematics to human choice?

Behavior Ec To start off, I think this book contains some really interesting and useful information. Studies in Sweden show a placebo activates the same brain circuits as painkilling drugs. Short-term suffering may lead to long term pleasure. Mere Association We move towards stimuli we associate with pleasure an away from those we associate with pain. It seeiing hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which keeps us attentive to harm since we need full attention to escape from a threat.

Studies suggest that we learn better when we mix new information with what we already know. Of course, when you breeze over that much information, it makes it hard to absorb, or even comprehend. They encourage followers to trust their hearts and forget their heads. Visit our Help Pages. Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius’ great wisdom: How does this happen? The brain can be developed the zeeking way as the muscles can be developed He is a great benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentance that may be easily impressed on the memorary I forget what I hear, I remember widdom i see and i know what i do If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well The harder you work the more confidence you get but you may be working hard on something that is false.


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. It is better to encourage what is right than to criticize what is wrong.

The Psychology of Misjudgments. This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge.

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

Part one introduces the reader to why humans make certain decisions by describing how the brain works and why it works as it does. Know how you will handle things when they go wrong. Oct 08, Arun Pradeep rated it it was amazing Shelves: Albert Schweitzer How well do you know what you don’t know? Deeking someone tell you when your thinking is wrong.

The more people, the more reduced we see our own responsibility. Not a word extra.

I could have seen it as “inspiration for the book”. Beliefs have biological wiedom Fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain Our brain operates wisdo, on pattern recognition than logic Cost of doing nothing can be greater than the cost of an action Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome Human beings are good at interpreting new information so that prior conclusions remain intact Need to focus on the will to find out more than the will to believe We overestimate the degree of control we have over events and underestimate chance Goal is to make fewer mistakes than others and fix them faster I have often regreted bveelin speech but rarely my silence Pascal’s Wager:

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