Munger: Trust-Based Governance

Munger: Trust-Based Governance

Charlie Munger, well-known partner of Warren Buffet, contends that it is unreasonable that governance systems based on incentives and controls, including an independent BoD to monitor management, to expect such a system to work equally well in all settings.

”The right culture, the highest and best culture, is a seamless web of deserved trust.”


”Good character is very efficient. If you can trust people, your system can be way simpler. There’s enormous efficiency in good character and dis-efficiency in bad character.”


”By the standards of the rest of the world, we overtrust. So far it has worked very well for us. Some would see it as weakness.”

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