Lawyers for Michael Lewis, the author of “Liar’s Poker” and “Moneyball,” asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a bond manager who claimed Lewis’s book about subprime mortgage investing, “The Big Short,” defamed him.
For 20 years, Don Brownstein taught philosophy at the University of Kansas. He specialized in metaphysics, which examines the character of reality itself. In a photo from his teaching days, he looks like a young Karl Marx , with a bushy black beard and unruly hair.
One grim night before Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. imploded, trader Jared Dillian drank himself into a frenzied scream, hugged his cat and downed half a bottle of the only drug on hand: Tylenol PM, he says.
“We’ve had a pretty good crisis,” says Barry Bausano , smiling as he surveys Deutsche Bank AG’s sprawling 35,000-square-foot equities trading floor in downtown Manhattan. Behind him, on bookshelves in his glass-walled office, sit two copies of “Too Big to Fail,” along with “Liar’s Poker” and “Triumph of the Optimists,” which tracks 101 years of worldwide investment returns.
Yale economist Robert Shiller praises finance and defends Goldman Sachs Group Inc., while George Soros urges Angela Merkel not to hurl Europe into “deflationary debt trap” in two of our favorite business books of late. Here’s a list of recommended titles.