Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Format:  Paperback,

310 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Mar 2010

ISBN-13: 9780393338690

ISBN-10: 039333869X

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Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis s knowing and hilarious insider s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2010
ISBN-13: 9780393338690
ISBN-10: 039333869X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 310
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Lewis, Michael

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The Money Culture, and Boomerang.

Chapter outline

Prefacep. 9
Liar's Pokerp. 13
Never Mention Moneyp. 21
Learning to Love Your Corporate Culturep. 39
Adult Educationp. 67
A Brotherhood of Hoodsp. 99
The Fat Men and Their Marvelous Money Machinep. 129
The Salomon Dietp. 167
From Geek to Manp. 189
The Art of Warp. 229
How Can We Make You Happier?p. 255
When Bad Things Happen to Rich Peoplep. 285
Epiloguep. 307

Book description

Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business.

From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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Rated 2 out of 5★ by Book Not very well written. O'reilly books are better. 04/12/2014
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