Quicklet on Michael Lewis  The Big Short  CliffNotes like Book Notes

Quicklet on Michael Lewis The Big Short CliffNotes like Book Notes


  • Author : Kristi L. Waterworth
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-04-04
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614640585


Quicklet on Michael Lewis The Big Short CliffNotes like Book Notes Book Description :

ABOUT THE BOOK I became a Realtor in 2000, when an opportunity presented itself. I had been a journalist, slaving away at a small and insignificant newspaper in a small and insignificant town when I was offered a position creating marketing materials for a Real Estate company in a not-too-distant city. I had no idea that taking that job would thrust me in the middle of the worst financial crisis my generation would know. From that marketing position, I went to work for a Realtor and was licensed shortly thereafter. The rest, as they say, is history. When I first saw The Big Short appear at the bookstores, I was delighted. Finally, someone could explain what the hell had happened during that crazy time period that began about the time I was licensed a...

Quicklet on Michael Lewis  Boomerang  CliffNotes like Book Summary

Quicklet on Michael Lewis Boomerang CliffNotes like Book Summary


  • Author : Karen Lac
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614644491


Quicklet on Michael Lewis Boomerang CliffNotes like Book Summary Book Description :

ABOUT THE BOOK Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World started by accident. During a meeting with a Dallas hedge fund owner in 2008 for another book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the investor made a prediction to author Michael Lewis that countries in the developed West would soon go bust. Two and a half years later, that prediction was becoming a reality. Countries long considered first world were becoming third world. Lewis knew that he had to write a book about what was happening. Going to Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany, and then to his home state of California, Lewis describes the conditions and people that made the massive financial troubles possible. He interviews economists, politicians, public service workers, and ordinary...

The Big Short  Inside the Doomsday Machine  movie tie in
Score: 4
From 102 Ratings

The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine movie tie in


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393353167


The Big Short Inside the Doomsday Machine movie tie in Book Description :

The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’...

G  del  Escher  Bach
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

G del Escher Bach


  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Art and music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0140289208


G del Escher Bach Book Description :

'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines....

Summary and Analysis of The Gene  An Intimate History

Summary and Analysis of The Gene An Intimate History


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504043380


Summary and Analysis of The Gene An Intimate History Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Gene tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is a rigorously scientific, broadly historical, and candidly perso...

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 Fifth Risk
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

The Fifth Risk


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324002659


The Fifth Risk Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed...

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 ...

The Lost Continent
Score: 3
From 2,409 Ratings

The Lost Continent


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674560


The Lost Continent Book Description :

"I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found ...

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Score: 4
From 141 Ratings

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066231


Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Book Description :

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. 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....