Michael Lewis

Best-Selling Author of Flash Boys, Moneyball, and The Big Short

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A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three.

Lewis’ presentations are customized moderated Q&A conversations covering everything from the Moneyball methodology and big-data analytics to the rise and fall (and rise, again) of Wall Street.

About Michael Lewis

Financial Journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis’ latest release, the NYT #1 bestseller Flash Boys, has taken the financial market and business world by storm since its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal—but highly questionable—practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since Lewis’ The Big Short. In The Blind Side, published in 2006, Lewis tells the story of NFL Offensive Tackle Michael Oher, and how his life was transformed from being a teen living on the streets of Memphis after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Prior to that, Lewis wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became Academy Award nominated films.

Two of his most popular releases, The Big Short and Boomerang, are narratives set in the global financial crisis. His other works include The New New Thing, about Silicon Valley during the Internet boom; Coach, about the transformative powers of his own high school baseball coach; Losers, about the 1996 Presidential campaign; and Liar’s Poker, a Wall Street story based in part on his own experience working as a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers.

In December 2016, Lewis released his 16th book, entitled The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our MindsIn keeping with his unparalleled ability to tell stories about “quirky individuals who zig when everyone else zags” (as The New York Times puts it), the new book dives deep into the world of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who founded the field of behavioral economics with their revolutionary theories on decision making and human errors in judgment.

Speech Topics

  • Flash Boys: The Wall Street Revolt to Balance a Rigged Market
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • An Evening with Michael Lewis

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