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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street Quotes

Michael Lewis (author)
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"And if you wanted to show off, Liar's Poker was the only way to go. The game had a powerful meaning for traders. People like John Meriwether believed that Liar's Poker had a lot in common with bond trading. It tested a trader's character. It honed a trader's instincts. A good player made a good trader, and vice versa. We all understood it." Chapter 1, pp.16

"We stood immediately at the queen mother's side. The Salomon Brothers wife glowed. I'm sure I glowed, too. But she glowed more. Her desire to be noticed was tangible. There are a number of ways to grab the attention of royalty in the presence of eight hundred silent agents of the Prudential, but probably the surest is to shout. That's what she did. Specifically, she shouted, 'Hey, Queen, Nice Dogs You Have There!'" Chapter 2, pp.20

"Economics was practical. It got people jobs. And...

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