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📒Liar S Poker ✍ Michael Lewis
✏Liar s Poker Book Summary : The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
📒Liar S Poker ✍ Instaread
✏Liar s Poker Book Summary : Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis | Summary & Analysis Preview: Liar's Poker is the story of the investment banking firm Salomon Brothers during the tenure of CEO John Gutfreund, lasting from 1978-1991, and to a lesser extent, a description of the wider financial world of the 1980s. The growth of Wall Street firms like Salomon Brothers was boosted by government deregulation which allowed for the growth and creation of risky mortgage-backed securities and high-yield junk bonds during this period. During the 1980s, Salomon Brothers was the largest investment banking firm in the United States… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Liar’s Poker · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways
📒Moral Imagination And Management Decision Making ✍ Patricia Hogue Werhane
✏Moral Imagination and Management Decision making Book Summary : Managers are not motivated only by greed, but applying moral principles to decision-making has not been a big success. The author argues that managers and their companies need a moral imagination which lets them be aware of, evaluate, and change the mental models that constrict business behaviour.
📒Liar S Poker ✍ Michel Collon
✏Liar s Poker Book Summary : The fundamental and strategic interests of Germany and the United States in controlling oil routes and key areas of the world are illuminated in this translation. Domination of Russia and China, the bombing of Yugoslavia, and a NATO-sanctioned war for control of the Balkans are speculated about and discussed as long-term goals of the so-called Great Powers. The media and its faulty coverage of similar events in the past is examined, giving the reader the tools necessary to weed through the barrage of organized disinformation and avoid manipulation by the media.
📒Personal Foul ✍ Tim Donaghy
✏Personal Foul Book Summary : The media has often speculated and sports fans have debated, but until now no one has known the real story. Personal Foul takes an in-depth look at former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and the betting scandal that rocked professional basketball. This is the decisive book that reveals exactly what was done and how it all happened. Which games were affected and how? Did referees target particular players or teams? Just how much did the NBA know and when? How did the mafia get involved? The book answers all of these questions and more. Thrilling and poignant, Personal Foul takes readers on the journey of one man wrestling his own demons and shines a light on a culture of gambling and "directive" officiating in the NBA that promises to change the way sports fans view the game forever. The book also includes a foreword by Phil Scala, the FBI Special Agent who worked the Gambino case.
📒Business Class ✍ Raymond P. Hutter
✏Business Class Book Summary : Business Class is a suspense thriller about a family man that travels frequently for business, and develops a thrill for killing people during his travels. Ryan Hunter grew up in a family of police officers and uses his upbringing and family experience to commit the perfect murders. Ryan commits his murders the night before he flies home, leaving the local authorities baffled with no clues, no leads and no suspects. Meanwhile, in New York City, a thirty-two-year veteran of the police force is being disciplined for years of “police brutality” and lack of following police procedures. Kenny Conway’s demotion off the streets to a back office desk job brings him face to face with this infamous business traveler. Business travel will never be the same.
📒The Best Business Books Ever ✍ Basic Books
✏The best business books ever Book Summary : An introduction to the thoughts of the writers whose ideas have demonstrated lasting impact on the art of management, this book offers a handy reference guide to the history and evolution of business thinking. This singular volume, now revised and expanded, highlights the information managers need to know and why it's important to know it, and does it all in a succinct, time-saving fashion.
📒Street Freak ✍ Jared Dillian
✏Street Freak Book Summary : Like Michael Lewis’s classic Liar’s Poker, Jared Dillian’s Street Freak takes us behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture and offering a “candid look at the demise of a corporate behemoth” (Publishers Weekly). In the ultracompetitive Ivy League world of Wall Street, Jared Dillian was an outsider as an ex-military, working-class guy in a Men’s Wearhouse suit. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that “Nobody can work harder than me. Nobody is willing to put in the hours I will put in. I am insane.” As it turned out, at Lehman Brothers insanity was not an undesirable quality. Dillian rose from green associate, checking IDs at the entrance to the trading floor in the paranoid days following 9/11, to become an integral part of Lehman’s culture in its final years as the firm’s head Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) trader. More than $1 trillion in wealth passed through his hands, yet the extreme highs and lows of the trading floor masked and exacerbated the symptoms of Dillian’s undiagnosed bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that nearly ended his life. In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back.
📒Why We Lie ✍ David Livingstone Smith
✏Why We Lie Book Summary : Deceit, lying, and falsehoods lie at the very heart of our cultural heritage. Even the founding myth of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the story of Adam and Eve, revolves around a lie. We have been talking, writing and singing about deception ever since Eve told God, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Our seemingly insatiable appetite for stories of deception spans the extremes of culture from King Lear to Little Red Riding Hood, retaining a grip on our imaginations despite endless repetition. These tales of deception are so enthralling because they speak to something fundamental in the human condition. The ever-present possibility of deceit is a crucial dimension of all human relationships, even the most central: our relationships with our very own selves. Now, for the first time, philosopher and evolutionary psychologist David Livingstone Smith elucidates the essential role that deception and self-deception have played in human--and animal--evolution and shows that the very structure of our minds has been shaped from our earliest beginnings by the need to deceive. Smith shows us that by examining the stories we tell, the falsehoods we weave, and the unconscious signals we send out, we can learn much about ourselves and how our minds work. Readers of Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker will find much to intrigue them in this fascinating book, which declares that our extraordinary ability to deceive others--and even our own selves--"lies" at the heart of our humanity.
📒Red Cell ✍ Andre Le Gallo
✏Red Cell Book Summary : In their latest assignment, Steve Church and Kella Hastings, members of a CIA out-of-the-box unit called the Red Cell, find themselves in the crosshairs of the Quds Force, Iran's elite commando group, as payback for a recent operation against the Tehran regime. In a series of thrusts and counter-thrusts, Steve and Kella battle General Ghassem Yosemani, the Quds Force commander, in operations and escapes that take them across Brussels, Paris, New York, and finally San Francisco, as Yosemani becomes ever more determined to kill Steve and Kella and wreak chaos and devastation on the U.S. economy. The Red Cell is the last book in the trilogy including The Caliphate and Satan's Spy, all written by former master spy and master storyteller André Le Gallo, and all painting a vivid, fictionalized picture of the intense but covert war that has been going on between Iran and the United States since the Tehran hostage crisis.