Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

Boomerang

Boomerang

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 217 Pages
ISBN : 0393343448


Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

Boomerang Travels In The New Third World

“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 reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-10-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780393082241


The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk

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. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-10-02
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781324002659


Trail Fever

Trail Fever

An account of the 1996 presidential campaign follows the candidates and examines the realities of American politics

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Michael M. Lewis
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 299 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015041013734


Dark Pools

Dark Pools

A Wall Street Journal reporter evaluates the cost and consequences of high-speed trading, arguing that the development of automatic, super-intelligent trading machines is eliminating necessary human interests and compromising regulation measures. 50,000 first printing.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Scott Patterson
Publisher : Currency
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 362 Pages
ISBN : 9780307887184


Panic

Panic

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.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Michael M. Lewis
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 391 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39076002842453


Boomerang

Boomerang

Presents the author's darkly humorous investigation of the effects of the 2008 financial bubble on other countries before taking aim at greedy debtors in California and Washington, D.C.

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Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Author : Michael M. Lewis
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 213 Pages
ISBN : 8892542222


The Developing World

The Developing World

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. The result of his research is this book. A book about "The Developing World." In this book you will learn about the advantages of being a creative person in a developing country, about what the developed world can learn from the developing world, and most importantly, you will read about the dangers of defining yourself as "developed" in a world that has never been developing faster than now. It is a book that may turn your view of the world up-side-down, and that hopefully will inspire you to become more curious about the great changes happening in the world right now."

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Fredrik Härén
Publisher : interesting.org
Release : 2010-08
Total Pages : 187 Pages
ISBN : 9789197547079


The Fix

The Fix

"The first thing you think is where's the edge, where can I make a bit more money, how can I push, push the boundaries. But the point is, you are greedy, you want every little bit of money that you can possibly get because, like I say, that is how you are judged, that is your performance metric" —Tom Hayes, 2013 In the midst of the financial crisis, Tom Hayes and his network of traders and brokers from Wall Street's leading firms set to work engineering the biggest financial conspiracy ever seen. As the rest of the world burned, they came together on secret chat rooms and late night phone calls to hatch an audacious plan to rig Libor, the 'world's most important number' and the basis for $350 trillion of securities from mortgages to loans to derivatives. Without the persistence of a rag-tag team of investigators from the U.S., they would have got away with it.... The Fix by award-winning Bloomberg journalists Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch, is the inside story of the Libor scandal, told through the journey of the man at the centre of it: a young, scruffy, socially awkward misfit from England whose genius for math and obsessive personality made him a trading phenomenon, but ultimately paved the way for his own downfall. Based on hundreds of interviews, and unprecedented access to the traders and brokers involved, and the investigators who caught up with them, The Fix provides a rare look into the dark heart of global finance at the start of the 21st Century.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Liam Vaughan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-01-24
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781118995723


Liar S Poker

Liar S Poker

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’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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Product Details:

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2010-03-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0393066258