Liar’s Poker: From the author of the Big Short

October 1, 2019 - Comment

‘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

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‘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 lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis’ pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world’s most powerful and profitable merchant bank.

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.

‘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 lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis’ pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world’s most powerful and profitable merchant bank.

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.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Amusing Anecdotes of Capital Market Failure Michael Lewis’s account of the bond market in the 1980s is an enjoyable and informative read. He details the rise and fall of mortgage bond trading at Salomon Bros, the origin of the junk bond market and his own experiences as a bond salesman at Salomon Bros. Readers with a knowledge of investment banking will get most out of the book, but others might still find it a good read.The anecdotes of misvalued bonds, the aggressive culture of Salomons, the short-termism and the dumping of…

Anonymous says:

Simulataneously funny & shocking In hindsight this is the 2008 crisis being cooked up. I hear of stories on bankers and dismiss many of them as sensational media stories. Read this and you’ll know the truth is stranger and more shocking than fiction.It will affirm the belief that the traders are as bad as crooks and astound you at the amazing stupidity of human nature of the customer as they come back for more.

Anonymous says:

Disappointing sequel I wouldn’t read this book even if it was free.I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Big Short which was fabulous: both intellectually stimulating and emotionally compelling as a dramatic read.However this one simply read as a very dry history with only brief moments of interest occurring only as and when the author turned his attention to an autobiographical perspective.I can see this being a useful research summary for somebody interested in a cultural history of…

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