Liar's Poker

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Publisher 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 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
March 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Wanna Be BSD ,

Liar’s Poker

Simply amazing! This is my second time reading this title. As a broker in the current environment it is fun to read about the past. Thanks for your honesty Sir!

PS: I believe you have made a MUCH more positive and impactful difference in the world with your literary contributions then you ever would have as a Managing Director.

nyaddo1 ,

Great book

Loved every bit of this book. Great introduction for anyone interested in financial markets

Joseph11800 ,

Reader Beware! Too much fun to put down

I loved this book. Currently, I am a sophomore in college with an interest in a finance career. This book helped direct and solidify that interest in sales and trading. Although I am certain this is not the intent of the book, I can’t help but admit that Lewis’s description of both the competitive culture of Salomon and the myriad of idiosyncratic characters who filled their ranks thoroughly enticed me. Perhaps this is a unintended effect of his superb skills as a salesman; he is able to exert them unknowingly. I would recommed this book to anyone interested in a fun narrative about life on Wall Street during the 1980s.

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