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Liar's Poker - Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street-logo

Liar's Poker - Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Michael Lewis

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 short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick-a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call. A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition as badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all their outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis's job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside American 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.

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 short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick-a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call. A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition as badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all their outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis's job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside American 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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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 short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick-a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call. A born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition as badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages of Bonfire of the Vanities. But for all their outrageous behavior, they were in fact presiding over enormous changes in the world economy. Lewis's job was to transfer money, in the form of bonds, from those outside American 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.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:31