Following up on my prior post on The Law School Crisis: What Would Jimmy McMillan Do?, 31 Pepperdine Law 14 (Fall 2012): Several years ago, I co-wrote an article on applying the principles from Michael Lewis’s Moneyball book to legal education (What Law Schools Can Learn from Billy Beane and...
Iceland is a pretty small country, people-wise. There’s only around 300,000 people in total, and most of them are related. In Michael Lewis’s 2011 book Boomerang (on the global financial collapse. It’s really good!), he explains that there are only about nine surnames in the country, and everyone is listed in the phone book by [...]
I’ve long evangelized Mary Roach’s writing because she has such a knack for conveying extremely complicated information in an incredibly entertaining way. (See also: Susan Casey and Michael Lewis.) From cadavers to space travel, she focuses on our world’s most natural curiosities – and now she’s diving into perhaps the most natural curiosity of all: [...]Show More Summary
Michael Lewis has secured the vacancy at Mücke Motorsport from the coming round of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone onwards, following Pascal Wehrlein's switch to the DTM series with long-time backers Mercedes-Benz.
ByChristopher Drose: In Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, there is a salesperson/trader named Alexander, not his real name, who Lewis uses to demonstrate how somebody who had a complete mastery of the markets thought about investing and trading. Show More Summary
Reader JC sent in some Young Conor pieces. One is on California’s problems, with a reference to a Michael Lewis piece, and some pieces in Reason, to make the following points: public union pensions are too high, it should be possible to fire a teacher, and the prison union situation shows how pernicious the influence [...]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Michael Lewis did not defame a money manager in his best-selling 2010 book "The Big Short," according to a federal judge in Manhattan.
Michael Lewis' latest piece for The New Republic explores his childhood as a gentile going to a Jewish school in New Orleans, the Isidore Newman School. He was asked to return to the place where he was "incarcerated" from age 5 to 17...Show More Summary
Recently, Fool contributor Michael Lewis wrote about a fitness club owner and operator, Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB). Town Sports has advanced significantly since 2009, from around $1.5 per share in March 2009 to around $13 per share in September 2012. However, the stock has retreated to around $9 levels of late, within striking [...]
Financial journalist and award-winning author Michael Lewis has a glowing review of John Lanchester's upcoming novel Capital, which will be published in May. In The New York Review of Books, Lewis writes that Lanchester " He has a gift...Show More Summary
"2D films generated an outsized share of global box-office receipts," laments CEO Michael Lewis. read more
By James Kwak On the title page of my copy of The Big Short, in black ink, it says: “For James Kwak With admiration” And then a scrawl that I take to be Michael Lewis’s signature. (Christopher Lydon got the book … Continue reading ?
Michael Lewis finds Greg Smith’s Why I Left Goldman Sachs ”conflicted, and a little tone-deaf.” How Michael understands America’s problem with the big banks: Goldman Sachs, like the other too-big-to-fail firms, has been handed tens of billions in government subsidies, on the theory that we cannot live without them. They were then permitted to pay politicians to prevent laws [...]
Talk about burying the lede. In the final two paragraphs of his New Republic review of Greg Smith’s “Why I Left Goldman Sachs,” Lewis, the most celebrated financial reporter in the country, calls for breaking up the big banks: If … Continue reading ?
Michael Lewis knows a little something about writing Wall Street memoirs — he wrote the most respected one in history, Liar's Poker, about the time he spent at Solomon Brothers in London. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that he has something...Show More Summary
Who could resist a movie with Brad Pitt? In Moneyball, which is based on the 2003 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, Pitt plays Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics. Pitt or no Pitt, I normally...
It’s as if Barack Obama just got done reading Moneyball by Michael Lewis and has now dedicated his remaining time in office to doing the exact opposite of what Billy Bean would do. It’s a shame the one of the two with actual talent is running a baseball club. You see, Moneyball was really a book about how Billy Bean figured out how to hire | Read More »
Financial journalist Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short and Moneyball, penned his first work – a bestseller – in 1989. In Liar's Poker, Lewis recounts his four-year stint at Salomon Brothers, the now-defunct Wall Street investment...Show More Summary
In their daily briefing, Deutsche Bank commodities analysts Michael Lewis and Christina McGlone point out that in 2012 – notwithstanding a few big winners like lumber and soybean meal – commodities as an asset class were the worst investment on a total return basis. The analysts see that changing in 2013. Show More Summary
Jeff Petersmeyer writes: I coach the jumpers here at Boise State and as a fan of the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis (the book that got my brain initially wired to look further than just recruiting the “best” jumpers out of high school (as listed by Track and Field News, etc), I have tried to [...]