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Michael Lewis quotes: Dont worry about where i am , i'll let you know when i get there . Dont worry about where i am , i'll let you know when i get there .
Michael Lewis quotes: Success was individual achievement; failure was a social problem. Success was individual achievement; failure was a social problem.
Michael Lewis quotes: Life is a book. The fact that it was a short book doesn't mean it wasn't a good book. It was a very good book. Life is a book. The fact that it was a short book doesn't mean it wasn't a good book. It was a very good book.
Michael Lewis quotes: East Germans are the Greeks of Germany," I say. "Be careful," she says. East Germans are the Greeks of Germany," I say. "Be careful," she says.
Michael Lewis quotes: And who would deny that the consumer demand for ever more stuff at ever cheaper prices is one of the great deterministic forces in history? And who would deny that the consumer demand for ever more stuff at ever cheaper prices is one of the great deterministic forces in history?
Michael Lewis quotes: Capitalism's machinery favored these capitalists as it had never favored anyone else in its history. Capitalism's machinery favored these capitalists as it had never favored anyone else in its history.
Michael Lewis quotes: Man is a deterministic device thrown into a probabilistic universe. In this match, surprises are expected. Man is a deterministic device thrown into a probabilistic universe. In this match, surprises are expected.
Michael Lewis quotes: It's such a pain in the ass to write a book, I can't imagine writing one if I'm not interested in the subject. It's such a pain in the ass to write a book, I can't imagine writing one if I'm not interested in the subject.
Michael Lewis quotes: The way it feels to me,' he said, 'is that there were certain ideas that I was put on this earth to think. And now I can think them. The way it feels to me,' he said, 'is that there were certain ideas that I was put on this earth to think. And now I can think them.
Michael Lewis quotes: One piece of bad luck was rapid technical change, which was a weapon that oddball upstarts could use against the enormous gray corporations. One piece of bad luck was rapid technical change, which was a weapon that oddball upstarts could use against the enormous gray corporations.
Michael Lewis quotes: The way the creative process works is that .you first say something, and later, sometimes years later, you understand what you said. The way the creative process works is that .you first say something, and later, sometimes years later, you understand what you said.
Michael Lewis quotes: This gorgeous financial myopia was common in the Valley, and one of the chief sources of its success. This gorgeous financial myopia was common in the Valley, and one of the chief sources of its success.
Michael Lewis quotes: There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower. There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower.
Michael Lewis quotes: He was blessed with an unconventional mind, which overcame his conventional middle-class upbringing. He was blessed with an unconventional mind, which overcame his conventional middle-class upbringing.
Michael Lewis quotes: The difference between a great software guy and an okay software guy is huge. A great software guy is worth ten times an okay software guy. The difference between a great software guy and an okay software guy is huge. A great software guy is worth ten times an okay software guy.
Michael Lewis quotes: Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture. Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture.
Michael Lewis quotes: What was the secret to dealing with the assholes? "Lift weights or learn karate," said O'Grady. What was the secret to dealing with the assholes? "Lift weights or learn karate," said O'Grady.
Michael Lewis quotes: Wall Street paid the most for what I could do, which was nothing. Wall Street paid the most for what I could do, which was nothing.
Michael Lewis quotes: If it doesn't happen, it never was going to happen. If you never did it, it wasn't there to begin with. If it doesn't happen, it never was going to happen. If you never did it, it wasn't there to begin with.
Michael Lewis quotes: It is amazing how dull history books are, given how much of what's in them must be invented." What It is amazing how dull history books are, given how much of what's in them must be invented." What
Michael Lewis quotes: If everyone on Wall Street abided by the rule's spirit, the rule would have established a new fairness in the U.S. stock market. If everyone on Wall Street abided by the rule's spirit, the rule would have established a new fairness in the U.S. stock market.
Michael Lewis quotes: It is far better to keep the enemy close, by bribing him with stock options, than to have him out in the wild, foraging. It is far better to keep the enemy close, by bribing him with stock options, than to have him out in the wild, foraging.
Michael Lewis quotes: Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward. Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward.
Michael Lewis quotes: I really do believe the final act in play is a crisis in our financial institutions, which are doing such dumb, dumb things, I really do believe the final act in play is a crisis in our financial institutions, which are doing such dumb, dumb things,
Michael Lewis quotes: As idiotic as optimism can sometimes seem, it has a weird habit of paying off. As idiotic as optimism can sometimes seem, it has a weird habit of paying off.
Michael Lewis quotes: You want loyalty, hire a cocker spaniel. You want loyalty, hire a cocker spaniel.
Michael Lewis quotes: These days the investment bankers came to Silicon Valley. These days the investment bankers came to Silicon Valley.
Michael Lewis quotes: The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged, The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged,
Michael Lewis quotes: The Mexican harvested strawberries; Wall Street harvested his FICO score. The Mexican harvested strawberries; Wall Street harvested his FICO score.
Michael Lewis quotes: Investing well was all about being paid the right price for risk. Investing well was all about being paid the right price for risk.
Michael Lewis quotes: Goliath, dissatisfied with his size advantage, has bought David's sling. Goliath, dissatisfied with his size advantage, has bought David's sling.
Michael Lewis quotes: We tried to trademark proximity, but you can't because it's a word, We tried to trademark proximity, but you can't because it's a word,
Michael Lewis quotes: Why isn't someone smarter than us doing this? Why isn't someone smarter than us doing this?
Michael Lewis quotes: Reality is a cloud of possibility, not a point. Reality is a cloud of possibility, not a point.
Michael Lewis quotes: Like Adam, formed from clay, children are formed from the biological material of which they are made or by the hands of their parents. Like Adam, formed from clay, children are formed from the biological material of which they are made or by the hands of their parents.
Michael Lewis quotes: There is nothing more satisfying to me," he said, "than to create a complete self-contained world when a computer is controlling it. There is nothing more satisfying to me," he said, "than to create a complete self-contained world when a computer is controlling it.
Michael Lewis quotes: Nothing short of the U.S. government could save them. Nothing short of the U.S. government could save them.
Michael Lewis quotes: A new trader could leap into a market and trade frantically inside it without adding anything of value to it. A new trader could leap into a market and trade frantically inside it without adding anything of value to it.
Michael Lewis quotes: The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours
Michael Lewis quotes: By changing the context in which two things are compared, you submerge certain features and force others to the surface. "It By changing the context in which two things are compared, you submerge certain features and force others to the surface. "It
Michael Lewis quotes: When he spoke to people in the flesh, he could never tell what had put them off, his message or his person. When he spoke to people in the flesh, he could never tell what had put them off, his message or his person.
Michael Lewis quotes: Each firm held its rope; one by one, they realized that no matter how strongly they pulled, the balloon would eventually lift them off their feet. Each firm held its rope; one by one, they realized that no matter how strongly they pulled, the balloon would eventually lift them off their feet.
Michael Lewis quotes: Fear and, to a lesser extent, greed are what make money move. Fear and, to a lesser extent, greed are what make money move.
Michael Lewis quotes: He suggested a new definition of the nerd: a person who knows his own mind well enough to mistrust it. He suggested a new definition of the nerd: a person who knows his own mind well enough to mistrust it.
Michael Lewis quotes: People threw around when they wanted the conversation to end, and for brains to go dead, and for all questioning to cease. People threw around when they wanted the conversation to end, and for brains to go dead, and for all questioning to cease.
Michael Lewis quotes: When we walked down the aisle, they played Taco Bell's Canyon, Quinn says knowingly. (Named for its German composer, Johann TacoBell.) When we walked down the aisle, they played Taco Bell's Canyon, Quinn says knowingly. (Named for its German composer, Johann TacoBell.)
Michael Lewis quotes: He's sort of a prick in a way, but he's smart and honest and fearless." "Even He's sort of a prick in a way, but he's smart and honest and fearless." "Even
Michael Lewis quotes: It was as if this baseball coach had reached inside me, found a rusty switch marked: 'turn on before attempting use' - and flipped it. It was as if this baseball coach had reached inside me, found a rusty switch marked: 'turn on before attempting use' - and flipped it.
Michael Lewis quotes: The source of his unhappiness was, as usual, other people. The source of his unhappiness was, as usual, other people.
Michael Lewis quotes: Rivals accused Whitney of being overrated; bloggers accused her of being lucky. What she was, mainly, was right. Rivals accused Whitney of being overrated; bloggers accused her of being lucky. What she was, mainly, was right.
Michael Lewis quotes: Only someone who has Asperger's would read a subprime mortgage bond prospectus, Only someone who has Asperger's would read a subprime mortgage bond prospectus,
Michael Lewis quotes: Wall Street is not being made a scapegoat for this crisis: they really did this. Wall Street is not being made a scapegoat for this crisis: they really did this.
Michael Lewis quotes: People no longer are responsible for what happens in the market, because computers make all the decisions. People no longer are responsible for what happens in the market, because computers make all the decisions.
Michael Lewis quotes: From the end of 2005 until the middle of 2007, Wall Street firms created somewhere between $200 and $400 billion in subprime-backed CDOs: No From the end of 2005 until the middle of 2007, Wall Street firms created somewhere between $200 and $400 billion in subprime-backed CDOs: No
Michael Lewis quotes: For a technology company to succeed, he argued, it needed always to be looking to destroy itself. If it didn't, someone else would. For a technology company to succeed, he argued, it needed always to be looking to destroy itself. If it didn't, someone else would.
Michael Lewis quotes: The man who groped for the new new thing was in many ways ill suited for mainstream business. The man who groped for the new new thing was in many ways ill suited for mainstream business.
Michael Lewis quotes: If you've got a dozen pitchers, you need to speak 12 different languages. If you've got a dozen pitchers, you need to speak 12 different languages.