Why should coaches learn more about and from Charlie Munger the famous investor? Because he is incredibly smart, wise and ethical. He possesses an incredible depth of knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Further, his ability to synthesize information and deliver wisdom to leaders in wide ranging and disparate fields is a model for us all.
Here is an example:
“If the incentives are wrong the behavior will be wrong. I guarantee it.” —Charlie Munger
Although he is overtly referring to the investing world here this is an equally valuable insight for a coach. What are you incentivizing? What behaviors are you getting?
He does not come by his knowledge and wisdom by accident, but is famous for being a voracious reader.
So when I see a list of books he’s reading I pay attention. Shane Parrish from The Farnam Street Blog has just such a list up on Medium now.
The three Charlie Munger book recommendations I intend to purchase:
And here are the three Charlie Munger recommendations that I have read and recommend:
Perhaps the most important book I have read:
A good book on leaders with independent thought and actions:
Finally, an excellent compilation of tools for persuasion and influence:
You can find the full list here.