Michael Lewis

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.>

  • 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.

  • 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.>

  • "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.

  • 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

  • « 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.

  • Petit garçon afro-américain sans abri, Michael Oher est l'un des treize enfants d'une mère accro au crack : il ne connaît pas son vrai nom, ni son père ou sa date de naissance, et ne sait ni lire ni écrire. Quand il entre dans un collège huppé grâce à ses aptitudes physiques, il a la chance de croiser sur son chemin une riche famille blanche, les Tuohy, qui va le prendre sous son aile et lui permettre d'intégrer une prestigieuse équipe de football américain.

    Blind Side est l'histoire émouvante de la rencontre d'un jeune noir et d'une famille blanche chrétienne de Memphis, c'est le début de toute une série d'événements qui bouleverseront à tout jamais la vie de Michael, mais aussi celle de la famille Tuohy...

    Sandra Bullock a gagné l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice 2010 pour son interprétation dans le film The Blind Side adapté du livre.

  • Des banquiers crédules, des spéculateurs corrompus, de naïves agences de notation...
    Manipulant des fortunes dont les ordres de grandeur dépassent l'entendement. Bienvenue dans le monde de la finance! Le "casse du siècle" ou le vrai roman de la crise saisie depuis son origine: Les subprimes, ces produits financiers qui ont servi à l'enrichissement de quelques-uns... et causé la ruine de beaucoup.

  • 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 piñata 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.

  • La crise qui s'est abattue sur la planète depuis 2008 a eu de nombreuses conséquences, dont l'une des plus notables est l'écroulement financier progressif de quelques pays européens. Nous savons quelle est aujourd'hui la situation en Grèce et en Irlande. Nous avons entendu les avertissements concernant l'Espagne, l'Italie et le Portugal. Du haut de leur triple A, la France et l'Allemagne paraissent sauves. C'est du moins ce qu'on nous dit.

    Michael Lewis a donc décidé de faire un tour d'Europe afin de juger de la situation sur le terrain. Et les séquelles humaines, sociales et financières de la crise qu'il a constatées sont pour le moins saisissantes. Entre les États les plus touchés, qui peu à peu commencent à s'apparenter à de véritables pays du tiers-monde, et ceux qui sont encore épargnés, dont l'inconscience est difficile à croire, le tableau est éloquent.

    Avec le ton inimitable, d'une singulière pertinence économique et d'une humanité rare, qui a fait le succès du Casse du siècle, Michael Lewis confirme dans ce portrait tragi-comique de l'Europe contemporaine qu'il est l'un des analystes les plus remarquables de sa génération.

  • Anglais Dormant:flash boys

    Michael Lewis

    Features Wall Street and features a cast of misfits and oddballs doing things with stupefying amounts of money and data that can have you by turns shocked, outraged, laughing, tearing your hair out, cheering - but throughout sitting on the very edge of your seat.

  • Presents an analysis of the economic crisis of 2009, citing such factors as expanded home ownership and risky derivative elections in the face of increasing shareholder demands and discussing the role of responsible parties in the government, financial, and private sectors.

  • Anglais Home game

    Michael Lewis

    Reveals the author's own 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.

  • Jeune Afro-Américain sans abri, Michael Oher est l'un des treize enfants d'une mère accro au crack : il ne connaît pas son vrai nom, ni son père ou sa date de naissance, et ne sait ni lire ni écrire.
    Quand il retourne à l'école et se met au football, Michael a la chance d'être secouru par une famille originaire des quartiers blancs et aisés de Memphis. Sa vie sera métamorphosée. The Blind Side est l'histoire émouvante de la rencontre d'un jeune noir et d'une famille blanche chrétienne, c'est le début de toute une série d'événements qui bouleverseront à tout jamais la vie de Michael, mais aussi de sa nouvelle famille.

  • Anglais Panic!

    Michael Lewis

    From Black Monday to the Asian financial crisis, from the internet bubble to mortgage meltdown, our lives are ruled by crazy cycles of euphoria and hysteria that manage to grip the world but are all-too-soon forgotten. This title gives us a fresh insight into how markets really operate - and who really knows what they're talking about.

  • « Personne n'écrit sur la finance et l'argent avec un tel sens de l'humain et du romanesque. Michael Lewis est notre nouveau Tom Wolfe. » The New York Times À l'automne 2008, les principales places boursières se sont effondrées dans le sillage de Wall Street, plongeant du même coup le monde dans la crise. Si le désastre financier fut une surprise pour beaucoup, quelques-uns l'avaient néanmoins anticipé. Le véritable krach avait en effet commencé quelques mois plus tôt aux États-Unis, un krach obscur celui-là, silencieux, lié à l'inconséquence des subprimes, ces produits financiers inventés par des apprentis sorciers pour jouer avec les dettes des classes les plus défavorisées. Très vite, quelques personnes ont compris que ce système courait droit à sa faillite. Certains d'entre eux se sont tus, par peur ou espoir de se tromper, d'autres ont essayé en vain de briser le silence et l'indifférence, d'autres enfin ont décidé de parier sur cette catastrophe pour gagner plus d'argent encore.

    C'est à ces quelques visionnaires que s'intéresse ici Michael Lewis. Privilégiant l'aspect humain à l'analyse d'un système trop souvent opaque et anonyme, il nous livre une galerie de portraits édifiants. Ses « modèles », qui mêlent de façon incroyable cynisme et naïveté, autisme et arrogance, nous accompagnent ainsi dans un récit passionné et passionnant, où la morale et les millions de dollars sont quantité négligeables, les anecdotes plus édifiantes les unes que les autres. Combinant la grande et les petites histoires, il nous livre au final le document le plus captivant, le plus humain et le plus instructif sur la crise et le monde financier tel qu'il se présente aujourd'hui.

    « Lewis décortique le système en moraliste autant qu'en analyste. C'est de loin le meilleur ouvrage sur la crise. » Le Monde