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Liar's Poker : Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
By: Michael, Lewis,

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Item #: 493342
Pages: 249
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140143459
Type: Book - Soft Cover
Publish Date : 10/1/1990
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In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, 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 short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call.

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With the eye and ear of a born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. In the Salomon training program a roomful of aspirants is stunned speechless by the vitriolic profanity of the Human Piranha; out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairman Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar's poker for one million dollars; around the world in London, Tokyo, and New York, bright young men like Michael Lewis, connected by telephones and computer terminals, swap gross jokes and find retail buyers for the staggering debt of individual companies or whole countries.
The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition and badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all thier outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis's job, simply described, was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside America who saved to those inside America who consumed. In doing so, he generated tens of millions of dollars for Salomon Brothers, and earned for himself a ringside seat on the greatest financial spectacle of the decade: the leveraging of America.

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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Liar's Poker
Chapter 2: Never Mention Money
Chapter 3: Learning to Love Your Corporate Culture
Chapter 4: Adult Education
Chapter 5: A Brotherhood of Hoods
Chapter 6: The Fat Men and Their Marvelous Money Machine
Chapter 7: The Salomon Diet
Chapter 8: From Geek to Man
Chapter 9: The Art of War
Chapter 10: How Can We Make You Happier?
Chapter 11: When Bad Things Happen to Rich People

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