Michael M. Lewis

Michael Monroe Lewis is an American author and financial journalist. He has written several best-selling books, including 'Liar's Poker,' 'Moneyball,' 'The Big Short,' and 'Flash Boys,' which explore various aspects of economics, finance, and sports.


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  1. 1. Moneyball

    This book tells the story of a baseball team manager who uses statistical analysis to assemble a competitive team on a tight budget. Despite facing criticism and skepticism, his unconventional methods prove successful, challenging traditional ideas about the value of players and the nature of the game. The book highlights the importance of data-driven decision making in sports, and its potential to disrupt established norms and practices.

    The 2142nd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Liar's Poker

    "Liar's Poker" is a witty and revealing look into the high-stakes world of Wall Street in the 1980s, where the author chronicles his experiences as a bond salesman for a leading investment firm. The book offers an insider's perspective on the competitive and often morally ambiguous financial industry, highlighting the aggressive tactics and psychological games employed by traders. Through personal anecdotes and sharp observations, it exposes the greed and recklessness that characterized the era, culminating in a critical examination of the broader implications for the economy and society.

    The 9567th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Flash Boys

    This book delves into the high-frequency trading (HFT) world on Wall Street, revealing how a group of financial industry outsiders discovers that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. With the markets under the control of a few high-speed traders who gain from microseconds advantages, the book follows these reformers as they investigate this new form of financial advantage, leading them to create an exchange designed to eliminate the unfair edge HFTs had, thereby leveling the playing field for average investors. Through a narrative that is both educational and thrilling, the book exposes the dark underbelly of modern electronic trading, raising important questions about the integrity of financial markets.

    The 10953rd Greatest Book of All Time