Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Score: 4
From 2,032 Ratings

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World


  • Author: Michael Lewis
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 1487989 Bytes


“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American ...

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393082241


Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Description :

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American ...

Liar s Poker
Score: 3
From 274 Ratings

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066258


Liar s Poker Book Description :

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...

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066215


The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. 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....

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World


  • Author : Michael D. Lewis
  • Publisher : Gone Girl
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 :


Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Description :

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh,...

Extreme Money
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Extreme Money


  • Author : Satyajit Das
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780132790079


Extreme Money Book Description :

Everything from home mortgages to climate change has become financialized, as vast fortunes are generated by individuals who build nothing of lasting value. Das shows how "extreme money" has become ever more unreal; how "voodoo banking" continues to generate massive phony profits even now; and how a new generation of "Masters of the Universe" has come to domiinate the world....

The Devil s Derivatives

The Devil s Derivatives


  • Author : Nicholas Dunbar
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422143162


The Devil s Derivatives Book Description :

A compelling narrative on what went wrong with our financial system—and who’s to blame. From an award-winning journalist who has been covering the industry for more than a decade, The Devil’s Derivatives charts the untold story of modern financial innovation—how investment banks invented new financial products, how investors across the world were wooed into buying them, how regulators were seduced by the political rewards of easy credit, and how speculators made a killing from the near-meltdown of the financial system. Author Nicholas Dunbar demystifies the revolution that briefly gave finance the same intellectual respectability as theoretical physics. He explains how bankers worldwide created a secret trillion-dollar machine that delivered ...

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254600


The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Book Description :

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality...

The Developing World

The Developing World


  • Author : Fredrik Härén
  • Publisher : interesting.org
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789197547079


The Developing World Book Description :

There is an explosion of creativity happening in the developing world right now. Best selling creativity author and keynote speaker Fredrik Haren wanted to understand what this creativity explosion means, what it will lead to and how it will change the world. So he set out to find out. For five years Fredrik Haren went to 18 developing countries (and 8 developed countries) and done more than 200 interviews with people who in some way are involved with business and creativity. He has met with cosmetics executives in Russia, professors in South Africa, creativity consultants in Egypt, IT-journalists in Iran, hotel managers in Dubai, designers in Indonesia, government officials in Thailand and mobile phone designers in South Korea and many, many more. T...

Boomerang
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Boomerang


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-05-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393344487


Boomerang Book Description :

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish."...

Panic

Panic


  • Author : Michael M. Lewis
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002842453


Panic Book Description :

An analysis of five financial upheavals in recent history includes coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, the Internet bubble, and the sub-prime mortgage crisis, in a report that reveals how public knowledge differed from what was actually taking place....