Dig deep into the pockets of the checkered Wall Street with Flash Boys, a revealing book on the inner workings and machinations of the biggest financial market in the world.
Summary of the Book
Stand back world of alpha male financial consultants, there is a new player in town. True, since the world's money is protected not by men at all but by code. Code which is rigged as much as anyone could expect, in ways that none of us did. What happens to the world's money? This book reveals that those who know, are becoming richer by the second. A world of back-stabbers who wouldn't hesitate for a second before robbing old ladies, the Wall Street of today is a vast network of black boxes and computer code which feeds money into pockets as deep as any abyss this world has to offer. In this book, Michel Lewis tells the story of one group of geniuses who set out to expose the dark world. However, their journey pits them against some of the ugliest names and faces in Wall Street.
About Michel Lewis
Michel Monroe Lewis is an American writer and financial journalist. He is best known for Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Panic, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and Boomerang.
A graduate of Princeton University and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked for Salomon Brothers in New York.