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Liar s Poker

Author : Michael Lewis
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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.

Liar s Poker 25th Anniversary Edition Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street 25th Anniversary Edition

Author : Michael Lewis
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider’s account of 1980s Wall Street excess transformed Michael Lewis from a disillusioned bond salesman to the best-selling literary icon he is today. Together, the three books cover thirty years of endemic global corruption—perhaps the defining problem of our age—which has never been so hilariously skewered as in Liar's Poker, now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author. It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s: never before had so many twenty-four-year-olds made so much money in so little time. After you learned the trick of it, all you had to do was pick up the phone and the money poured in your lap. This wickedly funny book endures as the best record we have of those heady, frenzied years. In it Lewis describes his own rake’s progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call. As he has continued to do for a quarter century, Michael Lewis here shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. In the Salomon training program a roomful of aspirants is stunned speechless by the vitriolic profanity of the Human Piranha; out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairmen Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar’s poker for one million dollars.

Liar s Poker

Author : Michel Collon
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The fundamental and strategic interests of Germany and the United States in controlling oil routes and key areas of the world are illuminated in this translation. Domination of Russia and China, the bombing of Yugoslavia, and a NATO-sanctioned war for control of the Balkans are speculated about and discussed as long-term goals of the so-called Great Powers. The media and its faulty coverage of similar events in the past is examined, giving the reader the tools necessary to weed through the barrage of organized disinformation and avoid manipulation by the media.

Liar s Poker

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Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis | Summary & Analysis Preview: Liar's Poker is the story of the investment banking firm Salomon Brothers during the tenure of CEO John Gutfreund, lasting from 1978-1991, and to a lesser extent, a description of the wider financial world of the 1980s. The growth of Wall Street firms like Salomon Brothers was boosted by government deregulation which allowed for the growth and creation of risky mortgage-backed securities and high-yield junk bonds during this period. During the 1980s, Salomon Brothers was the largest investment banking firm in the United States… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Liar’s Poker · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

Liar s Poker

Author : Michael Lewis
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The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.

Poker Face in Mental Health Practice A Primer on Deception Analysis and Detection

Author : Ansar Haroun
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Using the latest techniques from poker players to detect when your patients are lying to you. Forensic psychiatrists frequently deal with deceptive people. In these cases, malingering is the most common type of deception one encounters. However, deception on the part of mental health clients in other treatment settings is much broader and more complex than malingering, and learning the signs of deception can be useful for therapists in any specialty, especially those who do not necessarily take what their clients tell them at face value. The book begins with an introduction to some basic concepts concerning deception, with particular emphasis on “what it is” and “what it isn’t.” It then looks at the motivations behind and methods of deception in mental health practice, as well as the common contexts in which deception occurs. Finally, with an eye toward the detection of deception, the book looks at the game of poker as a “clinical case study” to explore whether the popular notion of “tells” has any relevance to the practice of mental health treatment. This short and uniquely illustrated guide will help mental health professionals determine when, why, and how their clients may lie to them. With some of the analysis based on insights from the world of poker players, readers will learn about methods of deception, reasons why clients deceive them, and the best methods to uncover the truth.

The Big Book of Poker

Author : Ken Warren
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Best-selling author and poker expert Ken Warren takes you from the basics of poker to the ins and outs of playing and winning at every type of game -- cardrooms, casinos, home games, and even on the internet! Learn how to compete in local tournaments and multi-million dollar televised events, including the legendary World Series of Poker. You'll also learn how to play hold'em in all its forms, including the exciting no-limit games. In these pages you'll find valuable information on how to bet, raise, checkraise, bluff, semi-bluff, and how to take advantage of position and pot odds. Warren teaches you how to read a tell and manage your bankroll. He also teaches you the lingo: this book is packed with poker slang -- common and obscure -- and its definitions. Whether you're a pro, a newbie, or somewhere in between, The Big Book of Poker will help you cash in on pots and hold your own against the toughest players around. Filled with charts, detailed diagrams, easy-to-read examples, and all sorts of color about the game, this book shows you everything you need to know to play and win at poker. Book jacket.

Poker Face

Author : Judi James
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Understanding body language is vital for success in any walk of life, but in the game of poker it can mean the difference between winning or losing. Unlike other card games that rely primarily on luck for a win, poker is predominantly a game of skill, and a major part of that skill is the ability to read your opponent's body language while keeping in control of your own signals. The art of reading body language is complex and fascinating and Poker Face takes the reader through each stage in a comprehensive and entertaining way. Written for both the experienced player and the beginner, this book explains each stage of lying and bluffing, from the casual beginner's lies to the behaviour of the lie expert. Fast-paced, lively and funny, this book is a must for any serious player.

Gamer s Web Directory

Author : Mark Salzman
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Includes thousands of links to gaming sites and secrets on playing the games. CD-ROM contains cheat codes and game hacks, trial versions of new games, and a complete HTML version of the book.

Cases in Management Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Author : Randall S. Schuler
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This comprehensive casebook includes broad coverage of different organizations and industries as well as broad coverage of topics in management, organizational behavior, and human resource management. It features an updated case list with new cases on ethics, diversity, self-managed teams, TQM, and international situations in addition to an added focus on small businesses.

Hobbies

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Lying Cheating Stealing

Author : Sara Nicklès
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A collection of writings on the fine art of deception includes contributions by Woody Allen, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, Groucho Marx, Mark Twain, Russell Baker, and Dorothy Parker

Games for Business and Economics

Author : Roy Gardner
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Designed for the serious reader, this book teaches strategy through the use of game theory. The focus is on setting up and solving games, especially those that arise in economics and business. Develops modeling skills as well as the ability to implement a certain format, the form of the game, by using proven applications and examples of setups. Contains an analogous framework of necessary condition (equilibrium) and sufficient conditions such as undominated strategies, symmetry and subgame perfection to motivate solutions. Features a variety of examples ranging from the Bible to Wall Street.

The Kingdom of Liars

Author : Nick Martell
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Michael was branded a traitor and his family exiled from courtly life after his father, David Kingman, murdered the king's nine-year-old son. Now he survives by conning, cheating and duelling minor royals in a weak attempt to strike back at the world that abandoned him and his family, sure all the while that his father must be innocent . . . and aware that some powerful secret lurks in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to return to court, via the most dangerous of the King's royal council, Michael takes it, hoping for clues to unlock his hidden past. Instead, he's going to find a royal family spiralling into a self-serving dictatorship, as beyond the walls gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia. But if he can find his way to the truth, he could completely reverse the injustices which rule the Hollows . . . if Michael and his family can survive long enough to see it . . .

Challenge

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Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law

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Careers in Banking and Finance

Author : Patricia Haddock
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Describes the various jobs available in banking and finance and the education and training required.

Principles of Organizational Behaviour

Author : Robin Fincham
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Written jointly from psychological and sociological perspectives, this work covers the range of disciplines across occupational psychology, group dynamics, and work and organizations.

Travels with Henry

Author : Richard Valeriani
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The World of Business

Author : The Economist,
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Full of fascinating facts and figures, this book is a highly entertaining look at all aspects of business, including: The biggest firms The biggest bankruptcies Business blunders Bad boys Leading management thinkers Past business giants Inventors and inventions Famous patents A great many questions, including the following, are answered: How many billion spam e-mails are sent each day? Who said, "Business is a combination of war and sport"? Which are the world's most valuable brands? When and what was the Mississippi Bubble? Which company "exists to benefit and refresh everyone it touches"? How much do the best-paid hedge fund managers earn? The editors of The Economist have culled these facts and figures to inform and to amuse anyone interested in the changing world of business. This is an ideal gift for anyone interested in the business world.