Liar's Poker (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liarís 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 Streetís 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. Liarís Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied yearsóa 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 Lewisís knowing and hilarious insiderís account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
  

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Fun for the insight it gives into Wall Street. - Goodreads
Great intro to the 1980s bond market - Goodreads
I really enjoy Michael Lewis's writing. - Goodreads
I think that Michael Lewis is a superb writer. - Goodreads
It was a very good book, and I like the humble ending. - Goodreads
It's a page turner :) - Goodreads

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Amazing book, reminded me of my brokerage days. Tells things as they are, no sugar coating. Read full review

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Great history of rise & fall of Salomon Brothers, invention of new financial markets (mortgage securities, junk bonds) & new products. Furthermore, author tells a lot about corporate culture, financial internship & training process in investment banking sector. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
9
Liars Poker
13
Never Mention Money
21
Learning to Love Your Corporate Culture
39
Adult Education
67
A Brotherhood of Hoods
99
6
105
The Fat Men and Their Marvelous Money Machine
129
The Salomon Diet
167
From Geek to Man
189
The Art ofWar
229
How Can We Make You Happier?
255
When Bad Things Happen to Rich People
285
Epilogue
307
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About the author (2010)

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liarís Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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