Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

The Man Who Crashed The World

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

August, 2009 Vanity Fair article investigating the implosion of A.I.G., Michael Lewis explains how one of the world’s safest insurers became a reckless juggernaut—and a national target.

Link to Vanity Fair article

Marketplace interview – June 29, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Michael Lewis, author of “Liar’s Poker,” talks with Kai Ryssdal about the end of Wall Street’s golden years and who and what he thinks are to blame for today’s fiscal calamity.

Marketplace interview, June 29, 2009

Now people don’t swallow the argument that Wall Street knows what it’s doing. People are, if anything, more skeptical than they should be about Wall Street. So that’s why I think it’s come to an end. That belief, the faith in Wall Street has collapsed.

Fareed Zakaria:GPS interview – June 7, 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria talks to ‘Liar’s Poker’ author Michael Lewis about the economic crisis and future of Wall Street.

Fareed Zakaria:GPS interview, June 7, 2009 (16 min 12 sec)

The End

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (December 2008 issue)

The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.

Link

Inside Wall Street's Black Hole

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (March 2008 issue)

For years, investors have relied on a complex formula to manage risk. But what happens if the Black-Scholes model is wrong—and we’re in bigger trouble than ever?

via Inside Wall Street’s Black Hole – Portfolio.com

The Evolution of an Investor

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Conde Nast Portfolio (December 2007 issue)

Really, he just wanted to be a success. How that happened, he didn’t much care. So in 1987, at the peak of the bull market, he landed a job with investment firm E.F. Hutton in Los Angeles. A few weeks into Blaine’s training program, E.F. Hutton collapsed following a check-kiting scandal and was sold to Shearson Lehman. Blaine’s training at Lehman consisted of a monthlong class, which focused mainly on overcoming customers’ objections, and a close reading of the bible on how to peddle stocks to people you’ve never met: Successful Telephone Selling in the ’80s, co-written by a Lehman managing director named Martin Shafiroff.

via Blaine Lourd Profile – Portfolio.com