Tag archives for Charlie Munger

  1. Another Apocryphal Story

    Another great story that Charlie Munger has been telling more recently: A 14 year old boy asks Mozart: “How can I learn to be a great composer?” Mozart: “You’re far too young.” Boy: “But you were only 8 when you wrote your first symphony!” Mozart: “Yes, but I wasn’t going around asking people how to…

  2. Searching for Pencils

    Sometimes it pays to keep things simple (even though people insist on making things complex).  Take for example this old joke about NASA: In the early days of the space program, NASA discovered that using ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.  NASA scientists — some of the best and brightest people at the…