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Liar"s Poker

Michael Lewis

Liar"s Poker

by Michael Lewis

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9588692M
ISBN 100340839961
ISBN 109780340839966

  ‎The time was the s. 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 /5().   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 /5(1K).

This question is only tangentially related to quantitative finance. Scott Patterson's book The Quants describes how a quant at Kidder Peabody figured out a strategy to playing Liar's Poker in the late 80s. This strategy spread among quants at investment banks and led to it not being played any more. Liar’s Poker chronicles the rise and fall of Salomon Brothers: its infamous swagger, its aggressive expansion and subsequent decline. The book is written from an insider’s viewpoint by Michael Lewis, now one of the world’s best-known financial journalists, but a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers during its most colorful period.8/10().

Liar's Poker: From the author of the Big Short by Michael Lewis. The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Required software. To read this ebook on a mobile device. Liar s Poker Book Summary: Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis | Summary & Analysis Preview: Liar's Poker is the story of the investment banking firm Salomon Brothers during the tenure of CEO John Gutfreund, lasting from , and to a lesser extent, a description of the wider financial world of the s. The growth of Wall Street firms like Salomon Brothers was .


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Everybody loved Liar's Poker. This book catches the atmosphere of that period and points out some of the flaws in the financial system that was in place back then. Many of those same flaws still exist today.

A good read for the historical perspective, and a warning for all customers of financial by: Liar's Poker is a book about the days that Michael Lewis spent at Solomon Brothers as a Bond broker during the bond boom that took place starting in the 80's.

The book is really entertaining and at the same time very informative. The book can be grouped into a few sections, that have very distinct focuses/5. Everybody loved Liar's Poker. This book catches the atmosphere of that period and points out some of the flaws in the financial system that was in place back then.

Many of those same flaws still exist today. A good read for the historical perspective, and a warning for all customers of financial services/5(). Liar's Poker contains in part an autobiographical account of Michael Lewis's own experience just before and during Liars Poker book time in Salomon Brothers.

The book also followed the rise and fall of Salomon Brothers, mainly focusing on the mortgage bond department whose fortune closely traced the speculative bubble in various mortgage backed securities Author: Michael Lewis.

Liar’s Poker is a betting game played with single dollar bills. In the book, bond traders at Salomon Brothers, an investment bank, play a much bigger betting game involving hundreds of millions of dollars, but the skills they require—daring, quick thinking, and ruthless bluffing—are basically the same as in the betting Liars Poker book.

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The first edition of the novel was published in October 1stand was written by Michael Lewis. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this business, non fiction story are,/5. Liar’s Poker beautifully describes the egocentric culture that prevails on Wall Street. The way the book describes the complete lack of etiquette (for instance, one of the Salomon Brothers traders lit up a small fire in a sushi restaurant to cook his fish while having a business dinner with a Japanese trader) mixed with the Michael’s.

Liar's Poker "Wall Street, " reads the sinister old gag, "is a street with a river at one end and a graveyard at the other.

"This is striking, but incomplete. It omits the kindergarten in the middle.-Frederick Schwed, Jr., Where Are the Customers' Yachts. I Chapter One Liars Poker IT WAS sometime early inthe first year of the decline of my.

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The scene where the bank's CEO John Gutfreund challenges John Meriwether to a hand of Liar Author: Lucas Kawa. Liar's Poker If you are interested in sales and trading or investment banking in general, this is the book to read.

The mischievous yet exciting inside world of a successful financial institute through the detached viewpoint of a bond salesman is extremely. Complete summary of Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Liar's Poker. Preston and Stig discuss Michael Lewis' best selling book, Liar's Poker, which describes Lewis' first hand account of working as a bond trader. All Book Search results » About the author () Michael Lewis, is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys.4/5(48).

In Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis writes about his journey in becoming a bond salesman and his two years of work experiences at Salomon Brothers. While the book does offer some information about the finacial innovations driving the bond business in the s, I think the principle thrust of the book is an examination of the culture and the Cited by: Liar’s poker combines the ability to bluff with the insight to recognize bluffing in your opponents.

You can play the game for money, or substitute “points” for money if you prefer not to gamble. Liar’s poker can also be used as a tool for teaching probability concepts, such as “what are the odds that there are 4 aces.

Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest.

“ Liar’s Poker ” covers and gives honest thoughts on the rise and collapse of Salomon Brothers. In general, it focuses on how they managed to increase their influence with the help of unethical methods and thus provoked a quick downfall.

The book, unlike most others, is written by a person who had first-class information about all processes.This book review could probably be summed up in one sentence: After reading Liar’s Poker I immediately went to my Amazon account and purchased 5 more Michael Lewis books!

I thought that this insider’s account of life on Wall Street was absolutely fascinating. Directed by Jeff Santo. With Richard Tyson, Jimmy Blondell, Flea, Caesar Luisi. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, describes the author's experiences as a salesman in Wall Street during the 80's/10(5).