Multidisciplinary thinking books


Wisdom comes from understanding the whole.

What is the best book to read?

Since Poor Charlie's Almanack was released, many enthusiasts in teaching mental models started releasing their own books. Learning multidisciplinary thinking requires great amount of reading, learning and practice. Here you can find best books on topic of multidisciplinary thinking with recommendations why to read particular book.

 "In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time -- none, zero." - Charlie Munger



Poor Charlie's Almanack

by Charles T. Munger,  Peter D. Kaufman (Editor), Ed Wexler (Illustrator), Warren Buffett (Foreword)

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Poor Charlie's Almanack contains the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger: his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett's encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charlie Munger brings to the world of business, investing and life itself. With Charlie himself as your guide, you are about to embark on an extraordinary journey toward better investment, decision making, and thinking about the world and life in general. Charlie's unique worldview, what he calls a 'multidisciplinary' approach, is a self-developed model for clear and simple thinking while being far from simplistic itself. Throughout the book, Charlie displays his intellect, wit, integrity, and rhetorical flair. 


Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger

by Peter Bevelin

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In addition to naturalist Charles Darwin and Munger, Bevelin cites an encyclopedic range of thinkers: from first-century BCE Roman poet Publius Terentius to Mark Twainfrom Albert Einstein to Richard Feynmanfrom 16th Century French essayist Michel de Montaigne to Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett. In the book, he describes ideas and research findings from many different fields. 

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The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts

by Shane Parrish

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand.

This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet— ignore them. 




SuperThinking: The Big Book of Mental Models

by Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann

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The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more. Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need.

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