Boomerang

Boomerang
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0393343448
Release: 2012
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780393082241
Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393254600
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0393066797
Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780393330472
Release: 2007-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.

Panic

Panic
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Author: Michael M. Lewis
Pages: 391
ISBN: UOM:39076002842453
Release: 2009
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0393066215
Release: 1999-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

The Developing World

The Developing World
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Author: Fredrik Härén
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9789197547079
Release: 2010-08
Editor: interesting.org

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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."

American Mania When More is Not Enough

American Mania  When More is Not Enough
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Author: Peter C. Whybrow
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393348194
Release: 2006-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A doctor's bold analysis of the cultural disease that afflicts us all. Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world's most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existence they signal the American Dream gone awry. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extraordinary achievements and excessive consumption of the American nation in an understanding of the biology of the brain's reward system offering for the first time a comprehensive and physical explanation for the addictive mania of consumerism. American Mania presents a clear and novel vantage point from which to understand the most pressing social issues of our time, while offering an informed approach to refocusing our pursuit of happiness. Drawing upon rich scientific case studies and colorful portraits, "this fascinating and important book will change the way you think about American life" (Karen Olson, Utne Reader).

Conspiracy of Fools

Conspiracy of Fools
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Author: Kurt Eichenwald
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780767911801
Release: 2005-03-14
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From an award-winning New York Times reporter comes the full, mind-boggling true story of the lies, crimes, and ineptitude behind the Enron scandal that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. It was the corporate collapse that appeared to come out of nowhere. In late 2001, the Enron Corporation—a darling of the financial world, a company whose executives were friends of presidents and the powerful—imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. Kurt Eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the Enron scandal into a rip-roaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed door—from the Oval Office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the Justice Department to the homes and bedrooms of the top officers. It is a tale of global reach—from Houston to Washington, from Bombay to London, from Munich to Sao Paolo—laying out the unbelievable scenes that twisted together to create this shocking true story. Eichenwald reveals never-disclosed details of a story that features a cast including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O’Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone. With its you-are-there glimpse into the secretive worlds of corporate power, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.

Coach Lessons on the Game of Life

Coach  Lessons on the Game of Life
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0393066355
Release: 2005-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

The Crazy Gang

The Crazy Gang
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Author: Dave Bassett,Wally Downes
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781473526907
Release: 2015-10-29
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'If we can sell Newcastle Brown to Japan, and if Wimbledon can make it to the First Division, there is surely no achievement beyond our reach.' Margaret Thatcher The Crazy Gang is the story of a football miracle. Promoted to the Football League in 1977, Wimbledon FC was a small team from south London that against the odds went all the way to the top of the First Division, then to win the FA Cup, in only just over a decade. With no money, scant resources and a blend of youth players and offcuts from other clubs, they were christened 'Rag-Arse Rovers'. They played hard on the pitch and partied hard off it. Dave 'Harry' Bassett was the manager who drilled a fierce fighting spirit into his players, an unbreakable team ethos, but he was also an underrated master tactician and pioneer of innovative training methods. Wally Downes was the midfield fulcrum of the Dons, but also the ringleader for the various acts of debauchery and general silliness that earned the club their reputation. In The Crazy Gang, Harry and Wally are joined by a host of former Wimbledon players and staff, both famous names like Vinnie Jones, Lawrie Sanchez and Dave Beasant, but also unsung heroes in the club's history, to tell it as it really was. This is real football, the way fans remember it, and a world away from multimillionaire Premier League primadonnas.

Panic

Panic
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Author: Michael M. Lewis
Pages: 391
ISBN: 0393065146
Release: 2009
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An analysis of five financial upheavals in recent history includes coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, the internet bubble, and the current sub-prime mortgage crisis, in an anecdotal report that reveals how public knowledge differed from what was actually taking place. 100,000 first printing.

Boomerang

Boomerang
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 271
ISBN: 1611732522
Release: 2011
Editor: Center Point Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Down the Up Escalator

Down the Up Escalator
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Author: Barbara Garson
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780307475985
Release: 2014
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawn from interviews with a diverse variety of Americans, a journalist reveals the human cost of the economic decline and demonstrates the resilience of ordinary Americans as they try to overcome huge economic challenges.

Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys  A Wall Street Revolt
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780393244663
Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

Boomerang

Boomerang
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Author: Michael M. Lewis
Pages: 213
ISBN: 1620905124
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." In this book the author offers a scathing assessment of fiscal blunders in foreign lands, and details how economic repercussions are sure to be felt on American soil. Financial bubbles grew and burst, not only in the U.S. but in countries as diverse as Iceland, Germany, and Greece. Mixing humor with prescient insight, he depicts a precarious situation that demands attention. 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 piñata 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. This investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so 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, D.C., 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. - Publisher.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393066231
Release: 2004-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0393071383
Release: 2010-06-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Bringing Down the Banking System

Bringing Down the Banking System
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Author: G. Johnsen
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781137347350
Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

divThe combined collapse of Iceland's three largest banks in 2008 is the third largest bankruptcy in history and the largest banking system collapse suffered by any country in modern economic history, relative to GDP. How could tiny Iceland build a banking system in less than a decade that proportionally exceeded Switzerland's? Why did the bankers decide to grow the system so fast? How did businesses tunnel money out of the banking system? And why didn't anybody stop them? Bringing Down the Banking System answers these questions. Gudrun Johnsen, Senior Researcher with Iceland's Special Investigation Commission, tells the riveting story of the rise and fall of the Icelandic banking system, describes the Commission's findings on the damaging effects of holding company cross-ownership, and explains what we can learn from it all.“/div>