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An Extraordinary Combination of Minds. The Lake--A PLace That Defines Munger. The Nebraskans. Surviving the Wars. Putting Together a New Life. Munger Makes His First Million. A Combination of Big Ideas. Pound-for-Pound, the Best Law Firm. Operating Wheeler, Munger Out of a Utility Room. Blue Chip Stamps. See's Candy Teaches a Lesson. The Belous Case. The Buffalo Evening News. Charles Munger Goes to War with the Savings and Loan Industry. The Blossoming of Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire in the 1990s--Power Building. Salomon Brothers. The Daily Journal Corporation--A Modest Media Empire. Doing Good at Good Samaritan Hospital. Elder Statesman and Conscience of the Investment World. A Time to Reap Rewards. Appendices. Notes. Index.

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JANET LOWE is an investment writer and author who has written several business and biographical works, including the recent bestseller Warren Buffett Speaks (from Wiley). Ms. Lowe is past editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript and financial editor of the San Diego Tribune. More than 200 of her business articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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She's Bullish on the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Money talks - in an astonishing number of languages. Janet Lowe' s books on business and finance have been translated into 17 tongues, including Thai, Hebrew, Slovenian and three different kinds of Chinese. President of the San Diego Press Club, former financial editor of the San Diego Tribune and the author of 16 books, Lowe' s writing focuses on the leaders of specific industries. Her latest work, "Damn Right! Behind the Scenes With Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger," gives further evidence of Lowe' s expertise on money-related success. The very rich, she observes, seem to have one particular thing in common. "The people that I have written about all earned their own wealth. They are not inheritors. They did not fall by it accidentally," she said. "It came about as the result of having a particular talent that they recognized very early in their lives, and they concentrated on it." She says that Warren Buffett was fascinated by investing even as a child, that Oprah Winfrey began working in radio and television while still in high school, that Ted Turner, although a "wild child," was always someone who saw big ideas and took big risks. Lowe challenges the stereotype of the wealthy as dishonest and ruthless. Money talks - but it talks straight. "People usually do not rise to this level unless they' re very smart, good communicators, and ethical," she explained. "You may not agree with the philosophy of a Warren Buffett or a Jack Welch (the head of General Electric) and with what they do or how they feel, but they are honest and true to themselves and they follow an ethical course. They'll tell you that if you' re not a straight shooter and an honest dealer, people will see that and not work with you." The San Diego Union-Tribune Online (By Sarah Sabalos LaSpaluto, October 29, 2000 "Janet Lowe's extensive access to Charlie Munger, his family, friends and business partners has ensured a perceptive look at the man and his business methods." (Lloyd's List, 9th December 2000) "This is a well-written, fascinating, cautionary tale which examines the seductive nature of power, and people's willingness to believe in these latter-day icons." (International Wealth Management, October 2000)

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