Liar Poker

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When Jared Dillian joined Lehman Brothers in 2001, he fulfilled a life-long dream to make it on Wall Street-but he had no idea how close to the edge the job would take him. Like Michael Lewis's classic "Liar's Poker," Jared Dillian's "Street Freak "takes readers behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture.

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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.

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In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one cal.

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It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s: never had so many twenty-four-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick-a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call.

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Good Good condition. Text looks free of highlighting and underlining. Wear to the exterior. Inside flap of the DJ has creasing and a small tear.

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In Liar's Poker barbarians seized control of the bond markets. In The New New Thing some guys from Silicon Valley redefined the American economy. Now, with his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged great change in the way we live, work, and think. He finds that we are in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in the history of the world, and the Internet is a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries.

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?A superb book. . Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar's Poker. Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies.

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?A superb book. . Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar's Poker. Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies.

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Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series aired for eight seasons and provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Episodes include: "Stranger in Town", "Don't Look Back", "Prisoners", "Hot Night", "Tear Down the Walls", "The Creek", "Gunshot", "Fifteen Forever", "First Girl", "Rape", "An Angry Woman", "December Days", "Vengeance", "Bubba's Baby", "Hello in There", "Paper Castles", "Lessons Learned", "Quick Fix", "Family Matters", "Liar's Poker", "Fool For Love", "Baby For Sale", "Obsession", "When the Music Stopped", "Brother's Keeper", "Judgement Day", "Falsely Accused", "Hard Choices", "A Lost Love", "Little Girl Lost", "AKA Kelly Kay", and "Time of the Stranger".

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With the eye and ear of a born storyteller, Michael Lewis shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. In the Salomon training program a roomful of aspirants is stunned speechless by the vitriolic profanity of the Human Piranha; out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairman Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar's poker for one million dollars; around the world in London, Tokyo, and New York, bright young men like Michael Lewis, connected by telephones and computer terminals, swap gross jokes and find retail buyers for the staggering debt of individual companies or whole countries The bond traders, wearing greed and ambition and badges of honor, might well have swaggered straight from the pages ofBonfire of the Vanities.

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World's Best Dice Games: Games included: Crag; Hooligan; General; Yacht; Chicago; Ship, Captain, Mate and Crew; Drop Dead; Centennial; Everest; Shut the Box; Catego; Liar's Dice; Help Your Neighbor; Aces in the Pot; Seven Up; Eleven Up; Bouncer; Hazard; Boss Dice; Poker Dice; Poker Hunt; Bowling Dice; Letter Rip; Alphabet Dice; Crossword DiceThis kids game is for ages 8 years and upContents include: 15 dice (5 each red, white, black), 10 poker dice, 10 bowling dice, 22 "letter" dice, dice cup, score sheets for multiple games, 3 minute timer, 60 token-chips, deluxe (rules of play) booklet for 25 dice games.

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The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind America's oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory. In the tradition of Too Big to Fail and Liar's Poker, author Leah McGrath Goodman tells the amazing-but-true story of a band of struggling, hardscrabble traders who, after enduring decades of scorn from New York's stuffy financial establishment, overcame more than a century of failure, infighting, and brinksmanship to build the world's reigning oil empire-entirely by accident.

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Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter adviser, Facebook product manager, and start-up founder/CEO. The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple: Investors are people with more money than time. Employees are people with more time than money.

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