Michael Lewis provides a no holds barred vantage view about the motives underlying the blit Employing bold candour and brazen wit, Michael Lewis regales his reader about the new culture spawning the financial spectrum across the globe - a culture of uninhibited and vulgar greed. Michael Lewis provides a no holds barred vantage view about the motives underlying the blitzkrieg deeds of the Kravises; Milkens'; Wassersteins and Ross Johnsons of todays Corporate World. He also gleans out a few incredulous facts regarding the influence of this insidious culture on countries such as Japan in particular and those nestled within the confines of Europe.
A must read for all interested in the affairs of the peddles of high finance and unscrupulous deals! I need to start reading the summaries before reading the book. I've read another book by Michael Lewis and thought it was fantastic. However, this one leaves a bit to be desired. Going through it, I found it interesting, frequently funny, which is odd considering that it's a book about our money obsession. But I kept wondering how he was going to bring all these stories he was telling into a single, succinct point. Well, I was still wondering that after I finished it.
Turns out it's a collection I need to start reading the summaries before reading the book. Turns out it's a collection of essays.
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No grand point to be had. Wish I would have known that before hand. The individual essays sometimes got a bit too detailed. Sometimes too technical. But overall, they read fairly well. Oe Brit in the City of London describes it as "the odor of the American financier-a blend of sweaty ambition, jet fuel, and overpriced cologne.
May 30, Peter Mortimer rated it liked it. His witty style, that the reader is known out of his other books like "The Big Short", can also be found in "The Money Culture", although the pieces don't seem to hold the same relevance they might have had almost thirty years ago. Mar 14, Quinn rated it really liked it. I grew up on Long Island, and my father was a trader on Wall Street in the 's and 90's, but that culture was always a mystery to me. I love this series of articles.
It's a lot of little insights into those heady times. Apr 05, Alic rated it liked it. Lewis' other books.
His usual enjoyable style is in force, however, and I learned interesting things I never thought I'd want to know about the Japanese economy. Michael Lewis has a way of doing that for me Dec 17, Micah Neely added it Shelves: finance , journalism. Some articles better than others. Shameless potboiler from a very good journalist. Fulfills my purposes for it: to get a quick portrait of money culture from a time before I was conscious. Feb 23, Todd Johnson rated it it was ok. Best suited for the Michael Lewis completist or people with a keen interest in late '80s Wall Street culture. Good writing, but very dated at this point.
Oct 20, Tim O'Hearn rated it it was ok. A collection of already-published essays that feels like an incessant money-grab. A few diamonds in the rough but not worth the read. Dec 10, John Gurney rated it liked it. Interesting, but dated, cilkwction of largely previuosly published anecdotes about Wall Street, The City in London, and Tokyo finance in the s and early s.
Lewis is a witty writer. Jun 07, Helen rated it really liked it. No match to Liar's Poker Aug 05, Mark rated it liked it. Good, but not Lewis' best. Apr 17, Parker rated it really liked it. Written in , you will enjoy his writings because he worked for Solomon Brothers in the 's and is very knowledgeable in the financial market. He has insider knowledge which has helped him develop his theories on why money matters happen and most likely who was behind these happenings. His journal articles and published newspaper articles comprise the book. Furthermore, his past Wall Street knowledge and understanding combine, giving the book an irresistible urge not to set down.
The decade of the 's was the most outrageous and turbulent era in financial markets since the Crash. The 's had a direct effect not only on domestic markets but also international markets as well. Lewis shows us the actions of highly wealthy stock brokers and business executives such Michael Miliken, Donald Trump, Boris Boesky, T-Bone Pickens, Leona Helmsley as just a few of the notables in the know and taking advantage of market data fed to them by financial insiders. I would recommend this book to anyone 14 years or older interested in stocks, banking or business.
All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone in this class. Jul 17, Chouba Nabil rated it it was amazing. Written on 90' still applicable now specially when he talks about Trump and honestly every Levis book is a masterpiece. Wall Street Rules : 1 never pay in cash 2 always lie 3 never play by the rules japan strategy : in 90' was borrowing money to US company to weaken them and next buy them with low price.
US company believe by borrowing when a crisis hit they can cut fat without any resistance and use it as nice trick. When you see an information : the data is fast enough it's already included on the market price. I've read five books by Lewis, usually he never talks about religion except this book, he talks about god in very ironic way as he do for every thing else. This is not a review nor a synopsis, a lot of which are already in Goodreads. I read this book more like a compilation of articles almost 26 years after publication, and I wished I read it earlier.
But then again my appreciation and understanding wouldn't have been the same. Michael Lewis should come up with an updated version, and I'd make sure to read it timely. Like Liar's Poker which I read a while back , this was a very informative and enjoyable read. I recommend it to anyone involved in This is not a review nor a synopsis, a lot of which are already in Goodreads. I recommend it to anyone involved in finance, economics, politics, regulations, or anyone just interested in a worthwhile read.
I would have given it a 5-star rating, but most articles left me thinking "would be interesting to find out what happened next. No more writes more consistently or in a more enganging manner than Micheal Lewis. Even from this collection of early pieces documenting the Savings and Loans crisis, the transatlantic trip of LBOs to the UK and France or an array or coverage of the Japanese crisis and insular economy. It is crazy how prescient reprinted articles from the late 80s could accurately reflect the feelings about certain public individuals see Lewis' review from the New York Times reviewing the follow-up of The Art of No more writes more consistently or in a more enganging manner than Micheal Lewis.
It is crazy how prescient reprinted articles from the late 80s could accurately reflect the feelings about certain public individuals see Lewis' review from the New York Times reviewing the follow-up of The Art of the Deal and the Wall Street cycles 30 years later. Not to mention that if you replace the word Japan with China on the final section, outside of the earthquake the similarity in their entanglement in US debts and bond markets is quite astounding.
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Sep 12, Ritwik Manan rated it liked it. Michael Lewis is a great writer and this book gives a view into the beginnings of smart witted style, and as such I found it enjoyable. The material itself is outdated and I prefer the author's more long form books which can grip you with a singular narrative instead of a collection of essays like this book. I did find some enjoyable pieces, escpecially the commentaries on leveraged buy outs and the whole narrative about what would happen if there was an earthquake in Tokyo.
That was definitely f Michael Lewis is a great writer and this book gives a view into the beginnings of smart witted style, and as such I found it enjoyable. In this New York Times bestseller, Michael Lewis is our jungle guide through five of the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history.
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With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience. When we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write.
He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side. It's not a sociology book. It's a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good.
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It isn't. There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. The coach's message was not simply about winning, but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and even now, thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball.
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In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
If you're a baseball fan, Moneyball is a must. You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy and incisiveness of [Lewis's] thoughts about it. It may be the best business book anyone; has written. Provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room. Tofel, Wall Street Journal. Moneyball explains baseball's startling new insight; that for all our dreams of blasts to the bleachers, the sport's hidden glory lies in not getting out.
If you know anything about baseball, you will enjoy it four times as much as I did, which means that you might explode. With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry.
Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author. It come just in time—at the speed of a falling safe. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies.
Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best- selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution. The s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world.
Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade. The Money Culture rivals Liar's Poker in giggle-inspiring quality.
NOOK Book. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children. Date of Birth:. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview The classic warts-and-all portrait of the s financial scene.
The s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade. About the Author. Date of Birth: October 15,