Andrew Zatlin is a Silicon Valley economist who has figured out how to forecast official economic data releases more accurately than the institutions that have made it their business for much longer than he has. He uses better data and … Continue reading ?
Michael Lewis has done it again. In an article in last Sunday’s NY Times, the Moneyball author applied his considerable writing skill to describing the penetration of analytics into basketball. As in his baseball bestseller, where he...Show More Summary
reat expository journalism like Michael Lewis’ Liar’s Poker or Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff, dives deep into an industry and tells an engaging, true story about it. In Ninety Percent [...]
Now a journalist and author, Michael Lewis is no stranger to Wall Street's draw on young minds. He worked at Soloman Brothers before resigning to write Liar's Poker in 1989, a tell-all book on mortgage-backed bonds and those who peddled...Show More Summary
By now, probably every investor has heard of Moneyball, the Michael Lewis book-turned-movie that details the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics. A’s General Manager Billy Beane, handicapped by a limited payroll, decides to apply economic theory to baseball strategy, which transforms his team into an unlikely division winner. In the end, the rest of […]
“When I’m working on a book, I’m in a very agitated mental state. My sleep is disrupted. I only dream about the project. My sex drive goes up. My need for exercise, and the catharsis I get from exercise, is greater. When I’m in the middle...Show More Summary
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When Michael Lewis' best-selling book "Moneyball" hit the market in 2003, baseball was changed forever. Lewis chronicled the inner workings of the Oakland Athletics, the team that somehow managed to turn bands' rejects into playoff contenders. Since...Show More Summary
Someone sent us a New York Daily News article about Michael Lewis who claims to be a Gulf War veteran who was exposed to deadly chemicals during that deployment which should support his pot habit. A Gulf War veteran and his wife claim San Diego County senselessly cracked down on his use of medical marijuana […]
The real mystery, to the insiders, wasn't why Serge had done what he had done. It was why Goldman Sachs had done what it had done. Why on earth call the F.B.I.? Why coach your employees to say what they need to say on a witness stand...Show More Summary
"Moviegoers were more selective than expected regarding the films they chose to experience in 3D," said CEO Michael Lewis. read more
Programmers and Wall Street haters alike may join together to support a convicted computer programmer from Goldman Sachs after reading the full-throated defense he receives at Vanity Fair by noted financial journalist Michael Lewis. Lewis,...Show More Summary
The Big Short and Liar’s Poker author Michael Lewis investigates the case of Sergey Aleynikov, a computer programmer accused by Goldman Sachs of “violating both the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and the National Stolen Property Act.”...Show More Summary
By Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University. Cross posted from his blog Michael Lewis has written a riveting report on the trial, incarceration, release, and re-arrest of Sergey Aleynikov, once a star programmer at Goldman Sachs. Show More Summary
In this month's issue of Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis wrote a compelling piece on Serge Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs computer programmer convicted of stealing the bank's secret algorithms. Now there's a Q&A with Lewis about theShow More Summary
Rajiv Sethi: The Spider and the Fly, by Rajiv Sethi: Michael Lewis has written a riveting report on the trial, incarceration, release, and re-arrest of Sergey Aleynikov, once a star programmer at Goldman Sachs. It's a tale of a corporation...
Here are my long form reads for the weekend • After crunching Reinhart and Rogoff’s data, we’ve concluded that high debt does not slow growth (Quartz) • Technopessimism Is Bunk (PBS) • Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? (Vanity Fair) • How the office was invented (BBC) • Why Are Some...Read More
By Felix Salmon: Vanity Fair has timed the publication of its latest 11,000-word Michael Lewis opus perfectly to coincide with Fabrice Tourre being found liable on six counts of misleading investors while he worked at Goldman Sachs (GS). Show More Summary
Poor Fab, but it could be worse. Michael Lewis has a heartbreaking, enraging story in Vanity Fair about poor Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman programmer and current Dostoyevskyan holy fool who was sentenced to federal prison forShow More Summary
Financial author Michael Lewis has a sprawling new piece in Vanity Fair about former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov, who was tried, convicted, and then later acquitted of stealing high-frequency trading proprietary code from...Show More Summary