Liar's Poker

liar's poker

Product 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 hea… More >>

Liar’s Poker

5 Replies to “Liar's Poker”

  1. I am an experienced,well educated, retired, 63 year old entrpreuneur that is making a 20% return in this down market. I read a lot, but I have learned to read the 5 star and the 1 star reviews before wasting my most valuable asset, my precious time, and then buying a book like this. Look at the reviews if you are like me you will find that Michael(they’ll never call him Mike) Lewis thinks this is a game not his future. After graduating from Princeton as an Art Major, ourl ittle micheal spent 2 years at Saloom Brother’s as a flunky. Never mind, I too was a flunky for a small investment banker at his age while attending Univ. of Washington but then again I couldn’t draw so I studied Samualson in Economics 101 and know why oil went from $147 to $42 in the last 6 months. Hint it has something to do with how prices are set at the margin. The lower reviewers called this author’s opinion drival and a waste of time and these reviewers seem older, like me. But the book got the highest star rating I have seen, so now I feel out numbered by the young naive, economic ignoramuses who are a few years out of a liberal collage, who will miss the opportunity to see oil go back up soon and are head for a life of financial mediocracy and jealousy.

    If describes you buy this book.

    Meanwhile I am still looking for a worthwhile,rigorous read about the challenges for the Obama nation because in this market you can monatize real knowledge a sthe ignorant herds fear to double downat life’s poker table.

    I have two beautiful daughters who are also young and naive, but I hope they never date little michael. I have supported them for 25 year’s and while they are working hard making it on there own, no one needs an anchor. Of course again maybe Michael will be the next Rembrandt.

    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Probably, I misunderstood that I would learn something from this book about finance or markets in general and would be able to use these ideas to add to the bottom line – make more MONEY. But it seemed like my goal behind reading this (or any other) book was too clearly defined and this book did not help at all. If you have too much time, nothing to do, and are looking for something to pass time then read this. But if you want to achieve something such as gaining insight into trading, selecting, analyzing stocks or securities etc then do not waste your time. This book has no direction, no substance, and not much to learn from it which can be used to produce results.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. This book is terribly overhyped. Overall, it’s a pitifully dry memoir of a man who never made it big on the street.

    I would recommend Rolfe & Troob’s _Monkey_Business_ over this book.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Basically a typical “story” about a typical financial firm. Some fimilar names if you have read other books of the time. Author himself doesn’t show up until last quarter of the book. A passtime if you have nothing else to do, but definitely not worth 100+ 5-star reviews
    Rating: 3 / 5

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