Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street’

Shorting Reform

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Michael Lewis submitted this satiracal op-ed piece to the NY Times.

Shockingly, the Senate version of the bill more or less would require us to cease to trade derivatives entirely. This unpleasant idea was introduced by Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, and it leads me to a point that is worth underscoring: We do not have a problem with the American people, we have a problem with American women. Elizabeth Warren, our TARP supervisor, continues to ask questions about what we did with our government money; Mary Schapiro has used her authority at the S.E.C. to sue Goldman Sachs. Of the four Republican senators who crossed over to vote with the Democrats, two were women — and one of the guys posed naked for Cosmopolitan magazine.

Terrence McNally interviews Michael Lewis

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The Huffington Post‘s business writer Terrence McNally interviews Michael Lewis about Home Game and the financial crisis:

Audio:
Terrence McNally’s Podcast interview
– Also available on iTunes (55 min 39 sec)

Follow-up on Huffingpost.com:
Part 1:  The Rules of the Game Were Totally Screwed Up

Part 2:  There’s a Real Chance There’s Going to Be an Uprising

Authors@Google: Michael Lewis

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Michael Lewis visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood.” This event took place on June 10, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Link from YouTube (47 min 5 sec)

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 of the Financial World as We Know It

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

New York Times Op-Ed, with David Einhorn (January 3, 2009)

This is one reason the collapse of our financial system has inspired not merely a national but a global crisis of confidence. Good God, the world seems to be saying, if they don’t know what they are doing with money, who does?

Link

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

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

The Jock Exchange

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (May 2007 issue)

Wall Street is about to launch a new way to trade professional athletes the way you trade stocks. A piece of Tiger, anyone?

via The Jock Exchange – Portfolio.com