Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

By Michael Lewis

The time was once the Eighties. where was once Wall highway. the sport used to be known as Liar’s Poker.
Michael Lewis used to be clean out of Princeton and the London university of Economics whilst he landed a task at Salomon Brothers, one in every of Wall Street’s premiere funding agencies. in the course of the subsequent 3 years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in thousands for the company and profiting from a modern day gold rush.

Liar’s Poker is the end result of these heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes examine a special and turbulent time in American company. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor buying and selling room to the killer intuition that made formidable younger males gamble every thing on a high-stakes online game of bluffing and deception, this is Michael Lewis’s figuring out and hilarious insider’s account of an extraordinary period of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Show description

By Michael Lewis

The time was once the Eighties. where was once Wall highway. the sport used to be known as Liar’s Poker.
Michael Lewis used to be clean out of Princeton and the London university of Economics whilst he landed a task at Salomon Brothers, one in every of Wall Street’s premiere funding agencies. in the course of the subsequent 3 years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in thousands for the company and profiting from a modern day gold rush.

Liar’s Poker is the end result of these heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes examine a special and turbulent time in American company. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor buying and selling room to the killer intuition that made formidable younger males gamble every thing on a high-stakes online game of bluffing and deception, this is Michael Lewis’s figuring out and hilarious insider’s account of an extraordinary period of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Show description

Read Online or Download Liar's Poker PDF

Best business books

Cultivate a Cool Career: Guerrilla Tactics for Reaching the Top

Fifty two clean rules for hiking the ladder. .. steps at a time. domesticate a funky occupation deals the information and tricks to aid job-seekers-whether they're contemporary collage grads or are skilled staff searching for new directions-achieve their expert ambitions. - proposal #7: Lead with sort- proposal #23: Draw your personal map- suggestion #29: altering horses mid-career- inspiration #48: Make me a suggestion

Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Beyond

Small company administration offers a balanced creation to either entrepreneurship and small company administration with a spotlight on reaching and conserving a sustainable aggressive virtue as a small association. present matters together with worldwide possibilities, provider, caliber and expertise are highlighted in the course of the textual content.

Activist Business Ethics

Jacques Cory's moment publication Activist enterprise Ethics expands upon the theoretical techniques constructed in his first e-book company Ethics: TheEthical Revolution of Minority Shareholders released through Kluwer educational Publishers in March 2001. Activist company ethics is required that allows you to treatment the wrongdoing dedicated to stakeholders and minority shareholders.

Enabling Real-Time Business Intelligence: 6th International Workshop, BIRTE 2012, Held at the 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, August 27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

This publication constitutes the completely refereed convention lawsuits of the sixth overseas Workshop on enterprise Intelligence for the Real-Time firm, BIRTE 2012, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in August 2012, at the side of VLDB 2012, the overseas convention on Very huge info Bases. The BIRTE workshop sequence offers a discussion board to debate and improve the technological know-how and engineering permitting real-time company intelligence and the unconventional functions that construct on those foundational ideas.

Additional info for Liar's Poker

Sample text

Subject to statutory restrictions, the parties are free to make a contract on any terms they choose. Collective bargaining contracts govern the rights and obligations of employers and employees subject to these contracts. Under collective bargaining, representatives of the employees bargain with a single employer or a group of employers for an agreement on wages, hours, and working conditions. The agreement worked out by the representatives of the employees, usually union officials, is generally subject to a ratification vote by the employees.

This motive or purpose does not justify maintaining a patrol in front of the plaintiff’s premises, as a means of carrying out their conspiracy. A combination among persons merely to regulate their own conduct is within allowable competition, and is lawful, although others may be indirectly affected thereby. But a combination to do injurious acts expressly directed to another, by way of intimidation or constraint, either of himself or of persons employed or seeking to be employed by him, is outside of allowable competition, and is unlawful….

The employer group of masters asked the jury to establish the principle that the strike of the guild members was a criminal conspiracy in restraint of trade. The cordwainers were charged with (1) mutually agreeing to refuse to work for an employer who paid less than a fixed rate (which was higher than what had customarily been paid), (2) agreeing to try to prevent other craftsmen from working except at this rate, and (3) agreeing not to work for anyone who employed a cordwainer who had broken the guild’s rules.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 40 votes