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

    By Michael Lewis

NEWS: The Quants

Posted February 26, 2010, 2:12 AM with category of General Business
I've not yet finished reading Scott Patterson's The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It, but I'd like to go on record now in disagreement with The Economist's review of the book. I do agree that Patterson's prose can get a bit "purple" in places, but I think his focus on the quantitative models developed and used on Wall Street over the last three decades is an important one. And the way he explores the topic—through the stories of the individuals who created those models—keeps the reader engaged in a tale that might otherwise turn too academic for most. Read more

NEWS: Why You Should Read Michael Lewis

Posted March 24, 2009, 2:30 PM with category of Finance & Economics
There are a set of writers who we assign superpowers to in The 100 Best. To the Wall Street trader turned juggernaut writer Michael Lewis, we assigned interpretation. And that may not seem like much of a gift, but it is his ability to make apparent, to bring meaning and understanding to those hidden forces. Read more

NEWS: Our Response to BusinessWeek

Posted February 9, 2009, 3:32 AM with category of General Business
There are only a few people in the media who know business books as well as Jack and I. Hardy Green, an associate editor at BusinessWeek, is one of those people. We met with Hardy in New York two weeks ago and he quickly commenced with critiquing our selections for The 100 Best. Read more

NEWS: The Best Books OF ALL TIME! - The Independent Edition

Posted December 16, 2008, 3:52 PM with category of General Business
Jack and Todd will soon have the definitive list of the best business books of all time published, but, in the meantime, here is what The Independent's Sean O'Grady has to say on the matter. He chooses from both "timeless classics [and] the latest crop of credit crunch chronicles. " It's an interesting list because it's from a newspaper that leans to the left side of the British political spectrum, providing a perspective from the side of the aisle that doesn't speak up on business books as often. Read more

NEWS: And the bull collapses.

Posted December 5, 2008, 9:51 PM with category of General Business
Back in Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis wrote of the deceit behind Wall Street's. How firms got away with hiring 24-year-olds fresh out of college as advisers to large corporations and for large sums of money. The time frame: the 1980s. Read more


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Publish Date 03/14/2010
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