The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1324002654
ISBN 13: 9781324002659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Risk Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 0241373689
ISBN 13: 9780241373682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Risk Book Review:

'Will set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year 'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the Year The phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short 'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.' 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. 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. And now, government is under attack. By its own leaders. In The Fifth Risk, 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.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael [VNV] Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780141989600
ISBN 13: 0141989602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781324002642
ISBN 13: 1324002646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Risk Book Review:

"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.Michael Lewis's brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do.Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it's better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system--those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: Allen Lane
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 9780241380673
ISBN 13: 0241380677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Premonition A Pandemic Story

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0393881563
ISBN 13: 9780393881561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Premonition A Pandemic Story Book Review:

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

Next The Future Just Happened

Next  The Future Just Happened
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-05-17
ISBN 10: 0393323528
ISBN 13: 9780393323528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next The Future Just Happened Book Review:

The author of Liar's Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internet's role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players, and offers a forecast of future implications of this technological revolution on human society. Reprint. 55,000 first printing.

Summary Michael Lewis the Fifth Risk Discussion Prompts

Summary  Michael Lewis  the Fifth Risk  Discussion Prompts
Author: Sarah Fields
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780368237058
ISBN 13: 0368237052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Michael Lewis the Fifth Risk Discussion Prompts Book Review:

In the New York Times bestselling book The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis poses this question: "What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?" All across all government departments, the same story plays out: The Trump appointees were few and far between. Those who showed up for the job were disturbingly uninformed about their new functions and how their workplace operates. Some of them even threw away the briefing books that the staff prepared for them. Lewis takes us to the engine rooms of the government that is under attack by its own leaders. There are unsung heroes - the public servants whose dedication, knowledge and proactivity keep the government machinery going. Lewis finds them and asks these heroes what keeps them up at night. In this comprehensive look into The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-10-17
ISBN 10: 0393066215
ISBN 13: 9780393066210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller. “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. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN 10: 0393082245
ISBN 13: 9780393082241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Review:

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of 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 pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0393254607
ISBN 13: 9780393254600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Book Review:

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Coach Lessons on the Game of Life

Coach  Lessons on the Game of Life
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2005-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780393066357
ISBN 13: 0393066355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coach Lessons on the Game of Life Book Review:

A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780393071382
ISBN 13: 0393071383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Trump The Art of the Deal

Trump  The Art of the Deal
Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN 10: 0307575330
ISBN 13: 9780307575333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trump The Art of the Deal Book Review:

President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 9780393066791
ISBN 13: 0393066797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Money Culture Book Review:

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780393066258
ISBN 13: 0393066258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liar s Poker Book Review:

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2004-03-17
ISBN 10: 0393066231
ISBN 13: 9780393066234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Book Review:

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

The God Con

The God Con
Author: Lee Moller
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-06-24
ISBN 10: 1525506803
ISBN 13: 9781525506802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Con Book Review:

The crucifix is in! You can fool most of the people most of the time. In The God Con, Lee Moller, a life-long atheist and skeptic, looks at organized religion through the lens of the con. Organized religion has been selling an invisible product, that it never has to deliver, for thousands of years. It has given us bigotry, rampant pedophilia, terrorism, and bloodshed beyond imagining. And its acolytes have, in turn, given organized religion power over their bank accounts, their reproduction, and their very “souls”.

Summary of Michael Lewis s the Fifth Risk by Swift Reads

Summary of Michael Lewis s the Fifth Risk by Swift Reads
Author: Swift Reads
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2019-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781793370365
ISBN 13: 1793370362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Michael Lewis s the Fifth Risk by Swift Reads Book Review:

Description:The Fifth Risk (2018) by Michael Lewis is a journalistic account of how broad swaths of the US government are being ignored or dismantled under Donald Trump's administration. After shunning the conventions of a presidential transition, Trump and his tiny team assumed stewardship of the government without ever bothering to learn how it works...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side  Evolution of a Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2007-09-17
ISBN 10: 0393330478
ISBN 13: 9780393330472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Side Evolution of a Game Book Review:

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.