Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis is considered a must read for those looking to join any of the big shops on the street. If you walk into an interview and you haven't read this book, you should probably become a rice farmer in a far away distant land instead of a trader. This book is very entertaining and will keep you turning the pages until you're finished.
Liar's Poker has a tendency to meander, leaving me with a grab-bag impression. There's a bit of history, a lot of biography, a catalog of extremely unappealing people and a viciously sophmoric culture, a few fascinating characters, and a bizarre fantasyland of more money than one can hope to understand. It's not a book with solutions; it is a book that will give one a deep dislike and mistrust.
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Must Read Liar’s Poker is a fascinating bird’s eye view of what really went on in Wall Street in the 1980’s, an era dominated by bond traders. Lewis intricately details the rise of his unscrupulous firm and their successive downfall. We are informed of the corporate culture at that time and it is nothing short of incredible, sheer.
Liar's Poker: From the author of the Big Short by Michael Lewis. 'One of the great business books of all time' Punch 'Wickedly funny' Daily Express 'Hilarious' New York Times The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by Michael Lewis, the number 1 bestselling author of The Big Short and The Undoing Project. From mere trainee to.
This book review could probably be summed up in one sentence: After reading Liar’s Poker I immediately went to my Amazon account and purchased 5 more Michael Lewis books! I thought that this insider’s account of life on Wall Street was absolutely fascinating. It pretty much confirmed all the negative stereotypes that “Main Street” has come to believe about the financial sector. This IS.
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.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar's Poker.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.
Total Read: 25 Total Download: 617 File Size: 42,5 Mb. Description: The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. 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.
In the other Lewis book I have read, Liar’s Poker, he does an even better job of humanising high-finance. It is a genuinely searing expose of The Masters of The Universe who brought Wall Street down in 1987. For anyone who doesn’t really understand the current financial crisis then this is the perfect book for you. The genesis of the securitised sub-prime housing debt crisis we face today.
Although originally published in October 1989, Michael Lewis' 'Liar's Poker' is as timely a read today as it was back then. It seems the zero sum game in investment banking hasn't changed. For every money maker, there is a money loser, and usually it's the banks customers who lose. Described as 'wickedly funny,' Michael Lewis has a knack for articulating the absurd, and this is his first, and.
Liar's poker, I've played it. Although I'm not good player, I noticed the secrit of this game. It's not a Strategic game. It's a gamble of the Psychological tactics. Authors described his experience as a bond sales on the Wall Street. By reading this story, we could have this sort of feeling. I hope those who have been read this book to share their opinion about this story. 0 comments. share.
As described by Lewis, liar's poker is a game played in idle moments by workers on Wall Street, the objective of which is to reward trickery and deceit. With this as a metaphor, Lewis describes his four years with the Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers, from his bizarre hiring through the training program to his years as a successful bond trader. Lewis illustrates how economic decisions made at.
Liar's Poker book. Read 2,161 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was cal.
Complete summary of Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Liar's Poker.Animal House meets Liar's Poker in this hysterically funny, often unbelievable, and absolutely, positively true account of life at DLJ, one of the hottest investment banks on Wall Street. Want to Read.Liar's poker by Michel Collon; 2 editions; First published in 2002; Subjects: Politics and government, Press coverage, Ethnic relations, Yugoslav War, 1991-1995.