• Plongez au coeur du trading haute fréquence. À travers l'épopée de traders, ingénieurs et informaticiens qui ont choisi de se rebeller contre ce système virtuel, Michael Lewis offre le récit d'une bataille invisible et pourtant cruciale, celle du temps. Entre proies, chasseurs et prédateurs, cette enquête en immersion dans la Bourse américaine dévoile les dérives de nos systèmes financiers.

  • @00000400@@00000327@'W@00000133@@00000327@ill set your hair on end' @00000373@Telegraph@00000155@, Top 50 Books of the Year@00000133@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading @00000373@The Fifth Risk@00000155@' Michael Hofmann, @00000373@TLS@00000155@, Books of the Year@00000133@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@The phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of @00000373@The Big Short@00000155@@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'@00000163@@00000400@The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing.@00000163@@00000400@People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events. It steps in where private investment fears to tread, innovates and creates knowledge, assesses extreme long-term risk. @00000163@@00000400@And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders.@00000163@@00000400@In @00000373@The Fifth Risk@00000155@, Michael Lewis reveals the combustible cocktail of wilful ignorance and venality that is fuelling the destruction of a country's fabric. All of this, Lewis shows, exposes America and the world to the biggest risk of all. It is what you never learned that might have saved you.@00000163@

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  • From mere trainee, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. This is a tale of greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

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  • THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BIG SHORT AND FLASH BOYS 'A gripping account of how two psychologists reshaped the way we think ... What a story it is' Sunday Times 'You'll love it ... full of surprises and no small degree of tragedy' Tim Harford In 1969 two men met on a university campus. Their names were Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They were different in every way. But they were both obsessed with the human mind - and both happened to be geniuses. Together, they would change the way we see the world. 'An enchanted collaboration ... During the final pages, I was blinking back tears' The New York Times 'My favourite writer full stop. Engages both heart and brain like no other' Daily Telegraph 'Brilliant, a wonderful book, a masterclass' Spectator 'Psychology's Lennon and McCartney ... Lewis is exactly the storyteller they deserve' Observer

  • Anglais Big short, the

    Michael Lewis

    We fed the monster until it blew up ...''While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune.From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.>

  • Flash boys

    Michael Lewis

    Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead.

    Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing.

    This is a market that's rigged, out of control and out of sight; a market in which the chief need is for speed; and in which traders would sell their grandmothers for a microsecond. Blink, and you'll miss it.

    In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It's the story of what it's like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It's about taking on an entire system. And it's about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today.

    You won't believe it until you've read it.

    'I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like' - Malcolm Gladwell 'Probably the best current writer in America' - Tom Wolfe Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, Boomerang and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters). Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.

  • "Au cours de la dernière décennie, les marchés financiers ont évolué trop rapidement pour que la représentation mentale que nous nous en faisons demeure exacte. Je suis prêt à parier que l'image que la plupart des gens ont de ces marchés est encore celle d'un décor qu'un photographe aurait pu capturer. (...) Le monde s'accroche à cette image dépassée des places boursières parce qu'elle est rassurante, parce qu'il est difficile de se représenter celle qui l'a remplacée et parce que le peu de personnages qui sont à même de vous la représenter n'ont aucun intérêt à le faire. Ce livre tente de reconstituer cette image".

    Loin d'être un essai sur l'évolution des marchés, l'enquête de Michael Lewis s'attache à dresser le portrait des hommes à l'intérieur de la machine financière et offre le récit captivant d'une bataille invisible et pourtant cruciale, celle du temps. Plongez au coeur du Trading Haute Fréquence, suivez ses proies, ses chasseurs et prédateurs, désormais les nouveaux loups de Wall Street. C'est hilarant, terrifiant et tout est vrai.

  • En 2005, profitant de l'aveuglement généralisé des grosses banques, des médias et du gouvernement, quatre outsiders du monde de la finance anticipent l'explosion de la bulle financière et mettent au point le casse du siècle ! Michael Burry, Steve Eisman, Greg Lippmann et Ben Hockett : des personnages visionnaires et hors du commun qui vont parier contre les banques et tenter de rafler la mise.

  • « THE BIG SHORT » FLASH BOYS » 'A new book by Michael Lewis promises an absorbing story, dazzling ideas, journalistic flair and originality. He achieves this with extraordinary consistency.
    Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

  • THE PREMONITION - A PANDEMIC STORY Nouv.

    It''s a foreboding,'' she said. ''A knowing that something is looming around the corner. Like how when the seasons change you can smell Fall in the air right before the leaves change and the wind turns cold.''br>br>In January 2020, as people started dying from a new virus in Wuhan, China, few really understood the magnitude of what was happening. Except, that is, a small group of scientific misfits who in their different ways had been obsessed all their lives with how viruses spread and replicated - and with why the governments and the institutions that were supposed to look after us, kept making the same mistakes time and again.br>br>This group saw what nobody else did. A pandemic was coming. We weren''t prepared.br>br>The Premonition is the extraordinary story of a group who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus; who understood the need to think differently, to learn from history, to question everything; and to do all of this fast, in order to act, to save lives, communities, society itself. It''s a story about the workings of the human mind; about the failures and triumphs of human judgement and imagination. It''s the story of how we got to now.>

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  • Here, with his remorseless eye for the truth, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker turns his sights on his own domestic world. The result is a wickedly enjoyable cautionary tale.

    Lewis reveals his own unique take on fatherhood, dealing with the big issues and challenges of new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from the carnage of clothing and feeding to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked.

    Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and entertaining book about parenting ever written.

  • From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

  • Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved--from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted--isn't ultimately a loser.
    The contenders:
    Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one.
    Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility.
    /> John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind.
    Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill.
    Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles.
    Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care.
    Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • While Michael Lewis worked as a bond dealer at Salomon Brothers he began his second career as a journalist and helped to record a real-life 'bonfire of the vanities'. Not afraid of interviewing the world's most notorious financiers or of revealing the treachery and deception behind some of the biggest financial deals ever made, in The Money Culture, Lewis provides a contemporary record of the ups and downs of the world's money markets and the rise and fall of some of the larger-than-life personalities.

  • This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.

  • Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead.

    Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, in

  • This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.

  • 'We fed the monster until it blew up ...' While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune.

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.

  • Did you hear the one about the bartender and the rabbi? If not, you?ll find it in this delightful book?along with hundreds of other jokes and funny stories, classic and brand-new?about the denizens of bars, pubs, and watering holes everywhere. Michael Lewis has gathered a wide range of the very best and funniest bar jokes, riddles, anecdotes, and quotations in this rib-tickling (and thirst-inducing) collection. Sure to be a favorite of tipplers of all stripes?and the teetotalers who drive them home?the book also includes bar bets, games, tricks, trivia, and more. Featuring classic "bartoons" opening each chapter, its nifty 5 x 7 trim size makes it a perfect party takealong or barside companion?right next to the cocktail shaker, the jar of olives?and Black Dog?s mega-bestselling New New York Bartender?s Guide.

  • Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really?Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piïata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it.

  • From Michael Lewis, the No.1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, this is the extraordinary story of the two men whose ideas changed the world.Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

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