Liar's Poker Pdf

Liar's Poker

Number of page: 256
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066258
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.

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  • Jeff CailteuxJeff Cailteux
    Hilarious, can’t put down
  • Adam NottAdam Nott
    Excellent book on Salomon Brothers and 1980s Wall Street Being both a review of the firm during its bond trading boom, and the personal journey of the writer on the company, its both interesting at a personal level and a course on financial history. Well worth a read.
  • Thomas ZabelThomas Zabel
    Really liked it. Read the Big Short by same author and loved it, so read this one. Unlike Big Short, it helps if you have a bit of a financial background, but not required. I was in high school during the years described in the book, and remember a bit, but this gives a great explanation of what happened and even foreshadows some themes that caused the 2007 crash.
  • fun timefun time
    BEST I really liked it.
  • Jeff KuhnJeff Kuhn
    Great Read I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lewis is a great storyteller, and he has a great Wall Street story to tell. The Big Short is also excellent.
  • Blake MorrisBlake Morris
    Good Read An interesting view into Wall Street and how one company conducted its business on behalf of itself and then on behalf of its customers.
  • Andrew LawrenceAndrew Lawrence
    Enjoyable Gets dry at times, but for the most part, and speaking as someone with little background in finance at best, this is an interesting business biography
  • Chris CarothersChris Carothers
    This is the book that got me interest in finance
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