Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is the original story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever. 'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of.
In fiction there was Bonfire of the Vanities; in reality, there is Liar's Poker--the fascinating insider's account of what really happens on Wall Street. This irreverent and hilarious birds-eye view of Wall Street's heyday will appeal to anyone intrigued by the allure of million dollar deals. Now in trade paper.
From Library Journal 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.Liar’s Poker recounts the culture of Wall Street in the 1980s, when the (in)famous Salomon Brothers was at its peak. At the time, Michael Lewis was an ambitious Princeton graduate who landed a job as a Bond Salesman and who climbed the ranks to eventually make millions for the firm. This was the frat-boy, deviant era of finance. Men earned their keep not from their degree of education (many.I have just modified one external link on Liar's Poker. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes.
Liar's Poker By Michael Lewis I Preface I WAS A BOND salesman, on Wall Street and in London. Working beside traders at Salomon Brothers put me, I believe, at the epicenter of one of those events that help to define an age. Traders are masters of the quick killing, and a lot of the killings in the past ten years or so have been quick. And Salomon Brothers was indisputably the king of traders.Read More
During the 1980s, Michael Lewis worked as a bond trader at the notorious floor of Solomon Brothers. The book is a highly entertaining read about the competitive environment of Wall Street’s trading floors. The book describes an environment where no room is allowed for weakness, and where bold risk-taking is is the life-blood of the.Read More
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Liar’s Poker chronicles the rise and fall of Salomon Brothers: its infamous swagger, its aggressive expansion and subsequent decline. The book is written from an insider’s viewpoint by Michael Lewis, now one of the world’s best-known financial journalists, but a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers during its most colorful period. It is a tale of a business and a culture that few of us.Read More
The contributor’s notes accompanying Michael Lewis’ various pieces over the last year or so have hinted at a new book in the works for Lewis that promises to take on the economic crisis and offer a sequel of sorts to Liar’s Poker, the book that he thought would take down Wall Street.Now we know the title, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and have a release date, November 2.Read More
Liar's Poker: Selling Bonds For Salomon Brothers I wasn't paying much attention to Wall Street and investing in the 1980s — heck, I was just finishing high school in 1989, while Liar's Poker was published in 1990 — but Michael Lewis was. In fact, he was living it. Lewis was a bond trader for Salomon Brothers during the mid-1980s. During.Read More
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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 absurdity even a fiction writer couldn’t conjure up.Read More
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