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Focus on UK Metal Detecting Gormlessness: Unfounded Accusations Again

At the end of November last year Michael Lewis, Deputy Head of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum published a fluffy blog post ‘When a find is recorded, it is truly discovered’: metal-detecting and its contribution to archaeology'. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis: "8 Things I Wish For Wall Street"

Authored by Michael Lewis, originally posted at Bloomberg View, It's a wonderful life on Wall Street, yet here is a holiday wish list to make it even better. 1. The financial sector rids itself of anyone with even the faintest reason to believe that he or she is unusually clever. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis' Wall Street wish list

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

Michael Lewis has Eight Things I Wish for Wall Street. 2. No person under the age of 35 will be allowed to work on Wall Street. Upon leaving school, young people, no matter how persuasively dimwitted, will be required to earn their living in the so-called real economy. Show More Summary

A Wish List For Wall Street

by Dish Staff Michael Lewis created an amusing one. Near the top of it: No person under the age of 35 will be allowed to work on Wall Street. Upon leaving school, young people, no matter how persuasively dimwitted, will be required to earn their living in the so-called real economy. Any job will do: […]

The 15 Schools With The Most Alumni At Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is probably the most prestigious company on Earth. Take it from the rabble-rousing financial writer Michael Lewis. "'I'm going to Goldman,' is still about as close as it gets in the real world to 'I'm going to Harvard,'" the "Flash Boys" author recently said. Show More Summary

Focus on UK Metal Detecting: Carrying on Despoiling for Own Gratification

In a thread called "Re: Detecting and its contribution to Archaeology" a rather superficial mutual back-slap prompted by a saccharine blog-post by PAS's Michael Lewis, we find a somewhat variant point of view. The whole justification of reporting and recording all this stuff hs been to claim it is used in planning and heritage management. Show More Summary

The ugly Christmas sweater business is worth millions

As an avid sports fan and the owner of Forever Collectibles, a sports memorabilia company in Somerset, N.J., Michael Lewis has seen his share of over-the-top apparel. Still, he wasn’t prepared for what he encountered last Dec. 20, when he came to work and found dozens of employees wearing garish sweaters covered in lights, bells, and ornaments. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis Didn't Defame Wing Chau in 'The Big Short': 2nd Cir.

Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short, published in 2011, chronicled the 2008 financial crisis as seen through the eyes of some of the people involved in it, including the hedge fund managers who "shorted" (bet against) the market. In one chapter of the book, Steven Eisman, one of Lewis'......

"Rich people, in my experience, don’t want to change the world. The world as it is suits them nicely."

“Rich people, in my experience, don’t want to change the world. The world as it is suits them nicely.” - Michael Lewis, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust

The givers and the takers

last monthOdd : Kottke.org

Michael Lewis on a new book about billionaires, the increasing economic inequality in America, and the impact of the behavior of the very rich is having on politics and happiness. The camp breakfast anecdote at the beginning of the article is gold. You all live in important places surrounded by important people. Show More Summary

10 Thursday AM Reads

My morning afternoon train reads: • Stock Returns After Periods of Above Average Performance (Wealth of Common Sense) see also 52-Week High and Momentum Investing (Alpha Architect) • Michael Lewis: Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy (TNR) • “Bear’s Anonymous” Finance’s Answer to A.A. (Cassandra Does Tokyo) see also A final purge to...Read More

9 Books That Michael Lewis Thinks Everyone Should Read

To get a picture of what a great writer Michael Lewis is, consider this. "Outliers" and "David and Goliath" author Malcolm Gladwell says that Lewis is his literary "hero" and "the finest storyteller of our generation." Gladwell maintains...Show More Summary

Michael Lewis on Wall Street: “I have much more time for the vulgarity than I do for the hypocrisy”

Exclusive: The great Michael Lewis on the legacy of "Liar's Poker," Wall Street and strip clubs, and Paul Krugman

"Liar's Poker" author Michael Lewis on how Wall Street has changed

Author Michael Lewis left Wall Street to write books, but Wall Street never really left him. We're taking it back to the roaring '80s and the book that launched his career exposing the financial world's secrets. Lewis joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about what's changed in the 25 years since he wrote "Liar's Poker."

High-Frequency Trading: Beneficial But Probably Illegal

By Steven Connell: After an extensive review of high-frequency trading, Michael Lewis claims in his book “Flash Boys” that stock markets are rigged. Many are therefore asking whether the average retail investor, already gun-shy from the financial crisis, should simply stay away from the stock market. Show More Summary

Here's What You Can Earn Working At Goldman Sachs

The investment bank Goldman Sachs is one of the most elite institutions on earth. And most reviled. "'I'm going to Goldman,' is still about as close as it gets in the real world to 'I'm going to Harvard,'" said Michael Lewis, the firebrand financial writer. Show More Summary

RI: Transportation Bond's Improvements Would Boost RI Economy, Supporters Say

As he walked outside of Providence's Amtrak station on Monday, Michael Lewis, the director of the state Department of Transportation, pointed to chunks of missing concrete and other examples of the area's run-down appearance.

Why It's Finally Time for Billy Beane to Be Thrown on the Hot Seat

"Every form of strength is also a form of weakness..." - Michael Lewis, Moneyball, quoting Bill James In baseball, there is no such thing as an untouchable general manager. Just like the players and coaches, a GM must stand behind his...Show More Summary

RealD (RLD) Going Private With Starboard Will Make Investors Happy

Jeffrey Smith wants to take RealD (NYSE:RLD) private as he said in a letter addressed to the company’s CEO, Michael Lewis. Starboard Value, the fund led by Mr. Smith, offers to acquire the company for $12.00 per share, which represents a significant premium above the yesterday’s closing price of $9.27. On the back of the news, […]

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