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By Jason Zweig | Jan. 25, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET


An unexpected phone call from Charlie Munger says at least as much about him as it does about you.

Jacob Taylor, chief executive of Farnam Street Investments, a tiny asset-management firm in Folsom, Calif., was stunned when Mr. Munger—Warren Buffett’s business partner at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and one of Mr. Taylor’s heroes—called him late last month.

All investors should strive to match Mr. Munger’s focus, intensity and insatiable appetite for reading. He turned 95 on Jan. 1.

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For further reading:


Peter D. Kaufman (editor), Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

Janet Lowe, Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger

Tren Griffin, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Articles and other resources:

A Fireside Chat With Charlie Munger

Charles Munger: Secrets of Buffett’s Success?

You Are Not Alone: The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Charlie Munger: Lessons From an Investing Giant