Image Credit: Charles T. Munger examining a campus map, June 2015 (courtesy Peter D. Kaufman)
By Jason Zweig and Nicole Friedman | May 3, 2019 9:59 p.m. ET
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, 95, spoke to Wall Street Journal reporters Nicole Friedman and Jason Zweig for six hours over dinner in his Los Angeles home on April 23. He covered a wide array of subjects. Here is an edited transcript from that conversation and a follow-up telephone discussion.
Q: What do you make of the world-wide fan club that you and Warren Buffett have attracted?
A: Well, the world is very peculiar. And these people that like me are mostly nerds in China or India. It’s a very deep attachment. They’re so passionately interested in improving themselves. Some of them just want to get rich in some easy way, but mostly they’re trying to improve themselves....
Please note: I cannot provide individual copies of the full transcript, which is nearly 10,000 words long. It is available exclusively at:
For further reading:
Peter D. Kaufman (ed.), Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary
Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain
Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money
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