By Michael Lewis
A modern resissue of a bestselling classic, by the author of Liar's Poker and The Money Culture.
This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.
Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salomon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.
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13 Oct 2011
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Praise for LIAR'S POKER: 'An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling ... one of the great business books of all time' — Punch
Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay . . . — The Sunday Times
Immense verve and wit — 20/20 Magazine
A highly immoral book — Daily Mail
Wickedly funny — Daily Express
As traders would say, this book is a buy — Financial Times