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2 cofounders at the startup stock exchange taking on Wall Street give their best career advice

Brad Katsuyama and Ronan Ryan know what it takes to stand out on Wall Street. The cofounders of IEX, the exchange operator made famous in Michael Lewis' popular book "Flash Boys," launched the company in 2012 to take on Wall Street's...Show More Summary

3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis

The Moneyball author discussed his career and tricks of the trade while speaking at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The post 3 Pieces of Writing Advice From Michael Lewis appeared first on

Author Michael Lewis Says Hollywood Won’t Adapt Flash Boys Because It Has an Asian Lead

Though Hollywood has previously found critical and box-office success adapting books by non-fiction writer Michael Lewis (see Moneyball, The Big Short), there’s a reason why the industry hasn’t capitalized on his book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt — at least according to Lewis. Entertainment Weekly has Lewis claiming that ... More »

The fastest traders on Wall Street are in trouble

High-frequency traders, made famous in Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys," are in trouble. Low volatility and rising operational costs are making it harder for HFTs to churn out the revenues they once did. HFTs are shifting their focus to alternative...Show More Summary

Residents need to learn medicine, not how to pass a test

In his famous novel, Moneyball, Michael Lewis illustrates the phenomenon of professional baseball scouts focusing on all the wrong characteristics when looking at players. He describes how scouts focus on fastball velocity as a way to compare pitchers, despite the lack of correlation between fastball speed and the quality of a pitcher. As it turns […]

Al Gore, Michael Lewis and Rick Perry Walk Into a Bar…

Al Gore is back in the climate spotlight with the release of "An Inconvenient Sequel." On the podcast this week, we’ll revisit his role as the unofficial spokesman for climate action. There’s still an active debate over how effective...Show More Summary

The Scariest Nuclear Threat Might Be in the White House

Michael Lewis has a must-read piece on the Department of Energy — from the “ceremonial and bizarre” role of energy secretary Rick Perry to the Trump administration’s apparent total disinterest in the agency. In his confirmation hearings to run the [...]

The Coach From The Blind Side Just Resigned Over a Scandal Involving Escorts, Bongs, and a Man Named Houston Nutt

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Hugh Freeze was the high school coach featured in Michael Lewis' book The Blind Side, the remarkable story of a Memphis football prospect named Michael Oher. In the Sandra Bullock movie version of The Blind Side, the character inspired by Freeze was played by actor Ray McKinnon, while Freeze himself appeared in a brief cameo. Show More Summary

League of Legends esports teams turn to Tim ‘Magic’ Sevenhuysen for ‘Moneyball’ counsel

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The Moneyball of esports is quite a reality yet. But the Brad Pitt movie and Michael Lewis book has been a good way to describe what Tim Sevenhuysen does as a statistics consultant for League of Legends esports teams. Sevenhuysen believes that analytics matters when it comes to analyzing and advising professional esports players. And […]

"Michael Lewis of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Will Explain How the PAS has been so Successful Throughout Europe"

Members of European Council for Metal Detecting will meet in the historical English city of Norwich (Norfolk area of East Anglia), in the splendid surroundings of Norwich Castle Museum and Maids Head Hotel, between Friday the 22nd of September and Sunday the 24th of September 2017. [...]Show More Summary

Friday links: a game of probabilities

Notes: Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds is a “stellar story.”  (Ben Casnocha)  

How to read Herman Wouk

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday CBS News profiled author Herman Wouk at the ripe old age of 102. It reminded me that I had meant to draw attention to the essay by Williams College Professor Michael Lewis about Herman Wouk. This Michael Lewis,...Show More Summary

“Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie” by Michael Lewis

“Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie” by Michael Lewis June 3, 2012 — As Prepared           Thank you. President Tilghman. Trustees and Friends. Parents of the Class of 2012. Above all, Members of the Princeton Class of 2012. Give yourself a round of applause. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis and the parable of the lucky man taking the extra cookie

4 months agoHumor / odd :

In 2012, Michael Lewis gave a commencement speech at Princeton University, his alma mater. In the speech, Lewis, the author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, and The Big Short, talks about the role of luck in rationalizing success. He tells the graduates, the winners of so many of life’s lotteries, that they “owe a debt to the unlucky”. Show More Summary

Author Micheal Lewis On Business, Creativity, And Finding The Big Story

5 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Money Talks

Michael Lewis joins me on The Forbes Interview podcast to talk about The Undoing Project, how he finds his topics, and his writing process that transforms reams of wonky notes into best-selling stories.

Meet Danny Moses: The Frontpoint Trader Who Actually Put "The Big Short" Trade On

Authored by Patrick O'Shaughnessy via, My guest this week is Danny Moses, who was directly in the middle of the biggest trades in market history, chronicled by Michael Lewis in his book the Big Short. Danny was...Show More Summary

Active Spirit: Pietro Boselli + More Join EA7 in Rome for Spring ’17

Pietro Boselli reunites with Emporio Armani brand EA7 for its spring-summer 2017 catalogue and campaign. The Italian model joins Jacey Elthalion and Michael Lewis for the active outing. Photographer Serge Guerand travels to Rome to capture striking imagery. Show More Summary

Morningstar Day Two: Michael Lewis and Jack Bogle Speak Out

Lessons from the annual Morningstar investment conference. Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and the Undoing Project and Vanguard founder Jack Bogle speak.

That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Michael Lewis is best known for milling complicated subject matter like mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations into compulsively readable bestsellers, including Liar’s Poker, The Big Short and Moneyball. His books...Show More Summary

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