Lewis, formerly a bond trader at Salomon Brothers, wrote his first book, “Liar’s Poker,” in 1989 with the expectation that it would serve as an admonition to aspiring Wall Streeters. Instead, generations of readers have turned to it as a guide for how to get a start in finance. Lewis recounts his transition from bond trader to author, discusses where his ideas come from and elaborates on his writing process.
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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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