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: 256
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:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780141989600
ISBN 13: 0141989602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Risk Book Review:

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.

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.

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: 9780393066210
ISBN 13: 0393066215
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.

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: 320
Release: 2004-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780393066234
ISBN 13: 0393066231
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.

Reporter

Reporter
Author: Seymour M. Hersh
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307276619
ISBN 13: 9780307276612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reporter Book Review:

"Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity. This book is essential reading for every journalist and aspiring journalist the world over." --John le Carré "A master class in the craft of reporting." --Alan Rusbridger, The New York Times Book Review From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time--a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East. Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now in this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, even at the nation's most prestigious publications. He tells the stories behind the stories--riveting in their own right--as he chases leads, cultivates sources, and grapples with the weight of what he uncovers, daring to challenge official narratives handed down from the powers that be. In telling these stories, Hersh divulges previously unreported information about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the horrors at Abu Ghraib. There are also illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American politics and journalism: Ben Bradlee, A. M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, and Henry Kissinger among them. This is essential reading on the power of the printed word at a time when good journalism is under fire as never before.

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.

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.

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 0393353168
ISBN 13: 9780393353167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in) Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.

Flash Points

Flash Points
Author: David Hagberg
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0765384906
ISBN 13: 9780765384904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flash Points Book Review:

David Hagberg's New York Times bestselling Kirk McGarvey series continues in Flash Points, the action-packed thriller about a plot to lead a president towards impeachment Retired CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey is taking a much needed break. Then a bomb in his car explodes just as he's leaving the vehicle. He barely escapes with his life. The men who went after McGarvey are also after the President of the United States. A controversial candidate, he has just won a heated, heavily contested presidential election. Now his enemies are determined to push him out of office. These men hire a contractor to set up three terrorist assaults in the US as well as other attacks around the globe in hopes of driving him from office. These strikes are at flash points so critical they could incite all-out nuclear war. But the president’s enemies have not reckoned on Kirk McGarvey. He has survived their attempt on his life, and he is determined to hunt them down and stop them at all costs. They made a mistake in going after the CIA’s #1 assassin. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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.

An Introduction to Value-at-Risk

An Introduction to Value-at-Risk
Author: Moorad Choudhry
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780470033777
ISBN 13: 0470033770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Value-at-Risk Book Review:

The value-at-risk measurement methodology is a widely-used tool in financial market risk management. The fourth edition of Professor Moorad Choudhry's benchmark reference text An Introduction to Value-at-Risk offers an accessible and reader-friendly look at the concept of VaR and its different estimation methods, and is aimed specifically at newcomers to the market or those unfamiliar with modern risk management practices. The author capitalises on his experience in the financial markets to present this concise yet in-depth coverage of VaR, set in the context of risk management as a whole. Topics covered include: Defining value-at-risk Variance-covariance methodology Monte Carlo simulation Portfolio VaR Credit risk and credit VaR Topics are illustrated with Bloomberg screens, worked examples, exercises and case studies. Related issues such as statistics, volatility and correlation are also introduced as necessary background for students and practitioners. This is essential reading for all those who require an introduction to financial market risk management and value-at-risk.

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.

Risk Communication

Risk Communication
Author: Regina E. Lundgren,Andrea H. McMakin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1119456150
ISBN 13: 9781119456155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Communication Book Review:

THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK FOR EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY, AND HEALTH RISKS, FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED Now in its sixth edition, Risk Communication has proven to be a valuable resource for people who are tasked with the responsibility of understanding how to apply the most current approaches to care, consensus, and crisis communication. The sixth edition updates the text with fresh and illustrative examples, lessons learned, and recent research as well as provides advice and guidelines for communicating risk information in the United States and other countries. The authors help readers understand the basic theories and practices of risk communication and explain how to plan an effective strategy and put it into action. The book also contains information on evaluating risk communication efforts and explores how to communicate risk during and after an emergency. Risk Communication brings together in one resource proven scientific research with practical, hands-on guidance from practitioners with over 30 years of experience in the field. This important guide: Provides new examples of communication plans in government and industry, use of social media, dealing with "fake news," and new digital tools for stakeholder involvement and crisis communications Contains a new chapter on partnerships which covers topics such as assigning roles and expectations, ending partnerships, and more Presents real-world case studies with key lessons all risk communicators can apply. Written for engineers, scientists, professors and students, land use planners, public health practitioners, communication specialists, consultants, and regulators, the revised sixth edition of Risk Communication is the must-have guide for those who communicate risks.

How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die
Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1524762938
ISBN 13: 9781524762933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Democracies Die Book Review:

Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy

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.

Someday

Someday
Author: David Levithan
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 039955307X
ISBN 13: 9780399553073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someday Book Review:

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Every Day, now a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice. Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice. For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life like this. But A was wrong. There are others. A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to -- and what it's like to discover that you are not alone in the world. In Someday, David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day and Another Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human? Praise for Every Day: "A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself-- splendorous." --Los Angeles Times "Wise, wildly unique." --EW

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 0393244660
ISBN 13: 9780393244663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Book Review:

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.