Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger--Warren Buffett's longtime business partner and the visionary Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway--collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark, coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series.Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 Charlie Munger studied mathematics at the University of Michigan, trained as a meteorologist at Cal Tech Pasadena while in the Army, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School without ever earning an undergraduate degree. Today, Munger is one of America's most successful investors, the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and Warren Buffett's business partner for almost forty years. Buffett says "Berkshire has been built to Charlie's blueprint. My role has been that of general contractor." Munger is an intelligent, opinionated business man whose ideas can teach professional and amateur investors how to be successful in finance and life. Like The Tao of Warren Buffett and The Tao of Te Ching, The Tao of Charlie Munger is a compendium of pithy quotes including, "Knowing what you don't know is more useful than being brilliant" and "In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn't read all the time--none, zero." This collection, culled from interviews, speeches, and questions and answers at the Berkshire Hathaway and Wesco annual meetings, offers insights into Munger's amazing financial success and life philosophies. Described by Business Insider as "sharp in his wit and investing wisdom," Charlie Munger's investment tips, business philosophy, and rules for living are as unique as his life story; intelligent as he clearly is; and as successful as he has been.
An Insightful and humorous look into the stories behind the words. From heartwarming, to sad, to straight up quirky, Any Last Words? shares insight from the world's most interesting figures through the lens of their final words and last moments.
Adult and teen gifts for all occasions. If you're looking for the best gifts for men and women who have everything, you can't go wrong with the gift of fun facts, inspiration, and wisdom. The last words of some of the most important people in history are great gifts for teens, graduations, or milestone birthdays.
Conversation starters and fun facts. Any Last Words? is a great addition to any collection of coffee table books or humor books. Learn and share fun facts about celebrities in the worlds of film, music, art, athletics, literature, politics and more. The quotes in Any Last Words? offer a rare glimpse into the lives of people who left their mark on the world.
Any Last Words? celebrates the lives and last words of inspiring and important figures, including:
Any Last Words? is perfect for anyone who appreciates funny and weird gifts. Readers who like The Big Book of Quotes, Lend Me Your Ears, and Movie Quotes for All Occasions will find hours of entertainment in Any Last Words?: Deathbed Quotes and Famous Farewells.
Both sweet and sassy, Becca Anderson's Friendship Isn't A Big Thing; It's a Million Little Things celebrates the bonds of true friendship with love, laughter, and a lot of attitude. Husbands and boyfriends are nice accessories, but girlfriends are the essential must-haves of life. It's our gal pals who get us through both good times and bad. Who else do we turn to for the best advice, help with major life decisions while navigating the ups and downs of life? Author of the bestselling Badass Affirmations and The Book of Awesome Women, this book is Becca Anderson's tribute to the special bonds of female friendship, the family we choose, our "sisters from another mother." .Filled with wit, wisdom and sheer brilliance, this gorgeous colorful gift honors everything it means to be a true friend. As cinematic goddess Marlene Dietrich once said, "It's the friends you can call at 4 am that really matter." This book of women's wisdom is a tribute to these sisters of the soul who are there every step of the way.
This collection of Mark Twain quotes presents the best of the curmudgeonly writer's thoughts on diet, exercise, medicine, smoking, drinking, romance, parenting, old age, fashion, finances, politics, and stress management. Curated by a well-known Twain expert and mining lesser-known texts, speeches, and notebooks, it's the perfect gift for anyone who's had enough of Gwyneth's self-righteous advice and the ramblings of the blogosphere.
"Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any."--from an April 15, 1882 speech
"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."--from Pudd'nhead Wilson
"The less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the salary he commands."--from "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper"
Creativity Coaching Essentials shows people how to become more effective creators by guiding them through 12 self-coaching lessons. Eric Maisel, a leading creativity coach, writes each lesson with a novelist's flair, as a narrative complete with examples, exercises, and questions to help readers explore and reflect on underlying issues that may be keeping them from pursuing their urge to create. Topics include committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, becoming an anxiety expert, upholding your dream, and maintaining a creative life. Maisel has worked extensively with creative people -- poets, filmmakers, novelists, dancers -- and he revisits some of them in coaching sessions in San Francisco, Paris, London, and New York. Typical are the rock musician who wants to pursue a solo career and the screenwriter anxious to become a poet. Their examples both entertain and instruct, outlining how to discover one's personal muse -- and the motivation to keep creating.
For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun described this all-too-common phenomenon when he wrote "Repartee is what we wish we'd said."
In Viva la Repartee, Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of Oxymoronica, has lovingly assembled a collection of masterfully composed -- and perfectly timed -- replies that have turned the tables on opponents and adversaries. This delightful volume is a celebration of the most impressive retorts, ripostes, rejoinders, comebacks, quips, ad-libs, bon mots, off-the-cuff comments, wisecracks, and other clever remarks ever to come out of the mouths -- and from the pens -- of people throughout history. Touching on all areas of human endeavor, including politics, the arts, literature, sports, relationships, and even the risqu , the book features contributions from Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Mae West, Groucho Marx, Winston Churchill, Dolly Parton, and scores more.
As entertaining as it is intellectually enriching, Viva la Repartee is sure to capture the attention of language lovers and is the perfect antidote for anyone who's ever thought I wish I'd said that
Illustrations by Tullio Pericoli. A lively collection of classic zingers from the mouths and pens of authors. "Who's better at being nasty than writers on other writers?"--The New York Times Magazine. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and WRITER'S DIGEST BOOK CLUB selection. Illustrations by Tullio Pericoli
This 25th Anniversary Tie-In Edition celebrates the popular syndicated television show that aired from 1987 to 1994, as a new, larger crew explored strange worlds, sought out new life and new civilizations, and boldly went where no one had gone before. Featuring full-color photographs and quotes derived from all seven seasons.These notable quotables from all seven seasons of The Next Generation and color photographs from the popular 1987-1994 television series are the perfect way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first episode. There's a lot of great material to pull from. In fact, Star Trek: The Next Generation won 18 Emmy Awards. The series formed the basis of the seventh through tenth Star Trek films. Capt. Picard: Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. William Riker: Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence. Lt. Cmdr. Data: If the warp drive fails to activate, the results could be... unfortunate.
Lieutenant Worf: Very unfortunate. We will be dead. Q: I'm not good in groups. It's hard to work in groups when you're omnipotent. Jean-Luc Picard: I've just been paid a visit by Q.
William Riker: Q? Any idea what he's up to?
Jean-Luc Picard: He wants to do something nice for me.
William Riker: I'll alert the crew.