Loin d'être un essai sur l'évolution des marchés, l'enquête de Michael Lewis s'attache à dresser le portrait des hommes à l'intérieur de la machine financière et offre le récit captivant d'une bataille invisible et pourtant cruciale, celle du temps. Plongez au coeur du Trading Haute Fréquence, suivez ses proies, ses chasseurs et prédateurs, désormais les nouveaux loups de Wall Street. C'est hilarant, terrifiant et tout est vrai.
'One of the great business books of all time' Punch'Wickedly funny' Daily Express'Hilarious' New York Times
The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by Michael Lewis, the number 1 bestselling author of The Big Short and The Undoing Project.
From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is the original story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever.
Here, with his remorseless eye for the truth, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker turns his sights on his own domestic world. The result is a wickedly enjoyable cautionary tale.Lewis reveals his own unique take on fatherhood, dealing with the big issues and challenges of new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from the carnage of clothing and feeding to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked.Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and entertaining book about parenting ever written.
In the last years of the millennium, Michael Lewis, bestselling author of The Big Short and The Undoing Project, sets out to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, the billionaire who founded Netscape and Silicon Graphics and who now aims to turn the healthcare industry on its head with his new billion-dollar project. Lewis accompanies Clark on the maiden voyage of his vast yacht and, on the sometimes hazardous journey, takes the reader on the ride of a lifetime through a landscape of geeks and billionaires. Through every brilliant anecdote and funny character sketch, Michael Lewis allows us an inside look at the world of the super-rich, whilst drawing a map of free enterprise in the twenty-first century.
Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved--from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted--isn't ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President. From the Trade Paperback edition.
While Michael Lewis worked as a bond dealer at Salomon Brothers he began his second career as a journalist and helped to record a real-life 'bonfire of the vanities'. Not afraid of interviewing the world's most notorious financiers or of revealing the treachery and deception behind some of the biggest financial deals ever made, in The Money Culture, Lewis provides a contemporary record of the ups and downs of the world's money markets and the rise and fall of some of the larger-than-life personalities.
This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
The Times, Observer, Financial Times, New Statesman and Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year 2014Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash BoysIf you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead.Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing.This is a market that's rigged, out of control and out of sight; a market in which the chief need is for speed; and in which traders would sell their grandmothers for a microsecond. Blink, and you'll miss it.In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It's the story of what it's like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It's about taking on an entire system. And it's about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today.You won't believe it until you've read it.'I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like' - Malcolm Gladwell'Probably the best current writer in America' - Tom Wolfe
This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.
THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILM From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing. 'In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read' Sunday Times 'Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject' Guardian 'A triumph ... riveting ... The Big Short reads like a thriller' The Times'A terrifying story, superbly well told' Daily Telegraph'A rollicking good yarn' Financial Times 'Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' Reuters
Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really?Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piïata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it.
Did you hear the one about the bartender and the rabbi? If not, you?ll find it in this delightful book?along with hundreds of other jokes and funny stories, classic and brand-new?about the denizens of bars, pubs, and watering holes everywhere.
Michael Lewis has gathered a wide range of the very best and funniest bar jokes, riddles, anecdotes, and quotations in this rib-tickling (and thirst-inducing) collection. Sure to be a favorite of tipplers of all stripes?and the teetotalers who drive them home?the book also includes bar bets, games, tricks, trivia, and more.
Featuring classic "bartoons" opening each chapter, its nifty 5 x 7 trim size makes it a perfect party takealong or barside companion?right next to the cocktail shaker, the jar of olives?and Black Dog?s mega-bestselling New New York Bartender?s Guide.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BIG SHORT AND FLASH BOYS'A gripping account of how two psychologists reshaped the way we think ... What a story it is' Sunday Times
'You'll love it ... full of surprises and no small degree of tragedy' Tim HarfordIn 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But they were both obsessed with the human mind - and both happened to be geniuses. Together, they would change the way we see the world.'An enchanted collaboration ... During the final pages, I was blinking back tears' The New York Times 'My favourite writer full stop. Engages both heart and brain like no other' Daily Telegraph'Brilliant, a wonderful book, a masterclass' Spectator 'Psychology's Lennon and McCartney ... Lewis is exactly the storyteller they deserve' Observer
Soccer basics in a day? Easy. Do you get a kick out of soccer, but need to brush up your knowledge on the key elements of the game? Look no further! Soccer Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies quickly brings you up to speed on one of the most popular sports in the world. From essential information on the sport to expert coverage of the game's rules, regulations, and players, this book provides invaluable insight to new and veteran fans alike. The essential information you need to understand and enjoy soccer Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations Helpful breakdowns of soccer positions and their roles in offense and defense Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!
This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the origins and possible future direction of the Northeast Asia "history wars." Leading scholars in history, literary studies, and education present the complex issue in a historical context by assessing its political and cultural dimensions, particularly with regards to relations between Japan and Korea. Their essays also touch on the significance of civil society efforts to advance peaceful reconciliation and the social and political forces that have worked to frustrate such efforts since 1945. At its core, this volume explores the political significance in the gap between Korean and Japanese civil society versus governmental efforts to resolve issues lingering from the Pacific War in Asia; the significance of cultural as well as political efforts to understanding historical and contemporary relations among Northeast Asian neighboring states; and specific factors-such as textbook reform, revised school curricula, and civil society education efforts- that are working to ameliorate the heretofore deadlocked "history wars."
Après Le Casse du siècle, Michael Lewis nous propose un voyage dans " le nouveau tiers- monde " : l'Europe.
La crise qui s'est abattue sur la planète depuis 2008 a eu de nombreuses conséquences, dont l'une des plus notables est l'écroulement financier progressif de quelques pays européens. Nous savons quelle est aujourd'hui la situation en Grèce et en Irlande. Nous avons entendu les avertissements concernant l'Espagne, l'Italie et le Portugal. Du haut de leur triple A, la France et l'Allemagne paraissent sauves. C'est du moins ce qu'on nous dit. Michael Lewis a donc décidé de faire un tour d'Europe afin de juger de la situation sur le terrain. Et les séquelles humaines, sociales et financières de la crise qu'il a constatées sont pour le moins saisissantes. Entre les États les plus touchés, qui peu à peu commencent à s'apparenter à de véritables pays du tiers-monde, et ceux qui sont encore épargnés, dont l'inconscience est difficile à croire, le tableau est éloquent. Avec le ton inimitable, d'une singulière pertinence économique et d'une humanité rare, qui a fait le succès du Casse du siècle, Michael Lewis confirme dans ce portrait tragi-comique de l'Europe contemporaine qu'il est l'un des analystes les plus remarquables de sa génération. À propos du Casse du siècle : " Personne n'écrit sur la finance et l'argent avec un tel sens de l'humain et du romanesque. Michael Lewis est notre nouveau Tom Wolfe. " The New York Times " Lewis décortique le système en moraliste autant qu'en analyste. C'est de loin le meilleur ouvrage sur la crise. " Le Monde
Changements climatiques, raréfaction des réserves pétrolières, économie casino: en ce début de XXIe siècle, maintenir le statu quo est une option dangereuse susceptible de mener l'espèce humaine à sa perte. Prendrons-nous le risque d'un effondrement total en poursuivant dans la même voie? Ou aurons-nous la sagesse et le courage de changer radicalement de paradigme pour nous assurer un avenir commun?
«Impératif Transition» nous invite à opérer un profond changement social, écologique et économique pour effectuer ce passage d'une économie fondée sur le dogme de la croissance infinie, carburant aux énergies fossiles, à des économies diversifiées, locales, résilientes et faibles en carbone.
Dans la lignée du «Manuel de Transition», de Rob Hopkins, cet ouvrage de référence traite des grands enjeux stratégiques dans les domaines de l'autosuffisance énergétique, de l'agriculture soutenable, des innovations bancaires conviviales (prêt sans intérêt, microcrédit...), du logement abordable, de la démocratie économique et de la durabilité. Il s'appuie sur de très nombreux exemples d'actions entreprises aux quatre coins du globe, du Japon au Québec, en passant par la Suède et les États-Unis.
Le livre de Michael Lewis et de Pat Conaty est un véritable remède contre le cynisme et le sentiment d'impuissance qui peuvent parfois nous gagner, tant les initiatives qu'il présente sont porteuses d'espoir et ouvrent des pistes de solutions concrètes pour entreprendre dès maintenant les changements nécessaires à la résilience collective.
Fort d'une analyse conjointe des quatre élections présidentielles de 1988, 1995, 2002, 2007, cet ouvrage dresse le portrait d'un électorat français, de l'évolution de ses opinions, de ses orientations idéologiques et de ses choix.
Son intérêt est de montrer dans quelle mesure les variables dites « lourdes » (classe, patrimoine, âge, genre, religion, etc.) structurent ces choix et comment elles se combinent avec les facteurs propres à chaque scrutin (enjeux économiques, sécurité et immigration, images des candidats, vote sanction) pour influencer les résultats électoraux au premier et au second tours.
En cartographiant sur deux décennies les éléments de continuité et de rupture inhérents au comportement des électeurs français, cette équipe internationale de chercheurs fournit non seulement une synthèse inédite, mais encore une grille d'interprétation privilégiée pour entrevoir la dynamique de la vie politique actuelle et les enjeux de l'élection présidentielle de 2012.
This book is an up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and management of the oral and orofacial conditions that may be encountered by dentists in primary care. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been completely restructured to provide a clinical signs and symptoms approach to disease that will enhance the ability of clinicians to establish the correct diagnosis. This is achieved by the lavish use of high-quality colour clinical illustrations that cover the full spectrum of conditions seen most frequently in the dental surgery. In addition, contemporary information on patient management is presented in a clear and reader-friendly style. The book provides the clinician with an extremely useful tool for clinical diagnosis and delivery of the highest quality patient care. The contents are of direct relevance to all members of the dental team, not only in general practice but also in specialist settings.
Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing argues that Jacques Derrida's philosophical understanding of language should be supplemented by Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic approach to the symbolic order. Lacan adopts a non-philosophical, genetic or developmental approach to the question of language and in doing so isolates a dimension that Derrida cannot properly envisage: the imaginary. Michael Lewis argues that the real must be understood not just in relation to the symbolic but also in relation to the imaginary. The existence of an alternative approach to the real that is other than language allows us to identify the idiosyncrasies of Derrida's purely transcendental approach, an approach that addresses language in terms of its conditions of possibility. Lacan shows us that an attention to the genesis of the symbolic order of language and culture should lead us to understand this real other in a different way.This book relates transcendental thought to the insights of non-philosophical thought, and, more specifically, it proposes a way in which philosophy might relate to the insights of the human and natural sciences. By critically juxtaposing Derrida and Lacan, Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing attempts to systematise Slavoj Zizek's presentation of a Lacanian alternative to Derridean deconstruction.
This work should be of interest to all readers in continental thought and transcendental philosophy, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and literary studies.
Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see!
Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including "best" lists from some of today's pop music powerhouses.) Like all "best of" lists, the book's opinionated stance generates animated discussion.
Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.