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’s knowing and hilarious insider’s.
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Liar's Poker: Selling Bonds For Salomon Brothers I wasn't paying much attention to Wall Street and investing in the 1980s — heck, I was just finishing high school in 1989, while Liar's Poker was published in 1990 — but Michael Lewis was. In fact, he was living it. Lewis was a bond trader for Salomon Brothers during the mid-1980s. During.
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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.
I spent 16 years at GS. It’s an extraordinary place populated by extraordinary people and it was truly a privilege to have been there. Over the time I spent there, the firm grew significantly - from around 12,000 to 35,000 or so. Amid that growth.
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Liar's Poker is a non-fiction, semi-autobiographical book by Michael Lewis describing the author's experiences as a bond salesman on Wall Street during the late 1980s. First published in 1989, it is considered one of the books that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, along with Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, and the fictional The Bonfire of.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider’s account of 1980s Wall Street excess transformed Michael Lewis from a disillusioned bond salesman to the best-selling literary icon he is today.
Liar's Poker is the funniest book on Wall Street I've ever read.--Tom Wolfe So memorable and alive.one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era. Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark. Roars along like a maniac comic novel. When the stories of our times are told, there will be no more seminal documents than the books of Michael Lewis.--Tim Adams About the Author.
By 1986 Ranieri wasnt even sitting on the trading desk He was busy ministering from ECON 135 at Central Piedmont Community College.
Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker (New York: Norton, 1989), p. 101. 7 292-114 Salomon and the Treasury Securities Auction instructions for bidding. The runners filled out paper copies of the dealers' orders and literally stuffed them into a box at the Fed. Two hours later the Fed announced the winners of the auction. The bidding among dealers in the auction was extremely competitive and very.
Michael Lewis wrote Liar’s Poker before he was Michael Lewis, after just two short years as a sales geek on the Solomon corporate bond desk in London. He packs more wisdom and wit into his story of Wall Street in the 1980s than anyone before, or since. Greg Smith resigned from Goldman to much fanfare in March 2012, claiming the culture had changed during his 10 years, between 2002 and 2012.
By early 1986 margins had narrowed A trader paid 945 for a bond which he might from BUSINESS 10 at Cavite State University - Bacoor Campus.
Liar's Poker By Michael Lewis Preface I WAS A BOND salesman, on Wall Street and in London. Working beside traders at Salomon Brothers put me, I believe, at the epicenter of one of those events that help to define an age. Traders are masters of the quick killing, and a lot of the killings in the past ten years or so have been quick. And Salomon Brothers was indisputably the king of traders.
In Liar’s Poker (the title refers to a trader’s poker game in which the cards are dollar bills and the players try to fool each other about the serial numbers on the notes) the bumptious Michael Lewis tells the inside story of that late 20th-century phenomenon, the early-rising, high-earning, foul-mouthed international bond-dealers. Lewis became the highest-paid employee of his age at.