Playing Liar’s Poker also helps put things into perspective, said the bond salesman. “It’s a self-mocking way of downplaying the significance of the real money that’s being traded.”.
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.
The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but.
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.
Liar's Poker By Michael Lewis I 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.
Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salamon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.
About Liar’s Poker. It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s: never had so many twenty-four-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake’s progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two.
Liar's Poker is about bond trading at Salomon Brothers during the financial boom of the 1980s. Lewis, fresh out of the London School of Economics, was hired by them in 1985. He became a bond salesman with the London office of the company, apparently a fairly successful one, before leaving the firm in 1988. Liar's Poker is about half biography, following Lewis's training and career, and half.