Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar’s Poker is a book about Michael Lewis’s (author of the book) experience working in the once prestigious  Salomon Brothers investment bank. He gave an insight into the internal workings, tension and ugly side of the firm. I shall pick out the useful and amusing things from the book.

Interview for an investment banker job

I found the description of the interview interesting. I do not know if this is true. “Investment bankers had a technique known as the stress interview. If you were invited to Lehman’s New York offices, your first interview might begin with the interviewer asking you to open the window. You were on the forty-third floor overlooking Wall Street. The window was sealed shut.”

“Another stress-inducing trick was the silent treatment. You’d walk into the interview chamber. The man in the chair would say nothing. You’d say hello. He’d stare. You’d say that you’d come …

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