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How Munger Did It: Lessons for the Board and CEOs
February 8, 2024
Contributed by: Bill Russell
Charlie Munger's investment approach focuses on preparation, discipline, patience, and objectivity, characterized by infrequent purchasing and prolonged holding of stocks. Munger utilized a stringent evaluation process, selecting companies with easy-to-understand, dominant franchises, then applying various mental models to assess potential investments. He emphasized consideration of all relevant aspects, both internal and external to a company and cast a critical eye on financial reports. Munger's approach prioritizes thorough due diligence with varied factors and potential risk sources. He advocated for a traditional checklist methodology for final investment decisions, noting the importance of understanding risks, maintaining independence and preparation, accepting intellectual humility, and demonstrating analytic rigor, among other factors.