Liar's Poker

Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

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Michael Luewis 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 New York - and ... Continua
Ha scritto il 29/07/17
From Geek to ManMen in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are; and those few do not dare take a ..." Continua...
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Ha scritto il 26/10/11
Equities in Dallas
A fascinating insight into why the world is on the edge of financial meltdown
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Ha scritto il 26/02/10
Great portrayal of the minds of traders in the investment banking industry... the story of ambition and greed. I love the sections of Michael's personal experience but less in his description of the problems and power struggle of US market
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Ha scritto il 27/01/10
Although the book is a bit long, the author's experience as a bond salesman in Salomon Brothers is funny to read, esp when he worked through the ranks in the company
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Ha scritto il 18/08/09
Salomon didn't exist anymore (it's now a subsidiary of Citibank) but the rise and fall of this investment empire was still inspiring - after all these years. Perhaps it's also a guidebook about how not getting lost in the money-jungle.
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Ha scritto il Aug 18, 2009, 13:56
Each person considered himself essential to the future of Salomon Brothers. I, too, considered myself essential to the future of Salomon Brothers, but that in itself was no assurance when everyone else felt the same way.
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Ha scritto il Aug 18, 2009, 13:55
An aspect of the genius of Gutfreund was his ability to cloak his own self-interest in the guise of high principle. The two could be, on rare occasions, indistinguishable. (If there is one thing I learned on Wall Street it's that when an investment ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il Aug 17, 2009, 03:31
"You don't get rich in this business," said Alexander when I complained privately to him, "you only attain new levels of relative poverty. You think Gutfreund feels rich? I'll bet not."
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Ha scritto il Aug 12, 2009, 14:11
"If I didn't believe in the capitalist system I could never accept what happened. But I do believe in it: the fittest move ahead,"
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