Could have been more interesting with a different speaker, less monotone. Far too much time & detail on the abbreviations of all the various agencies, like it is an important fact we are to remember?
The premise of the book is excellent, the paranoia of security, privacy and control and how out of control
the body of our overall security is. I certainly don't feel any safer knowing what I just read and would not be surprised if we experienced another catastrophic event. The finger pointing would certainly be interesting and equally disgusting. Have a problem, throw more money at it.
Too many to remember
No, but look forward to seeking him out
The insanity of how money predisposes people to success or failure in life. To whom and where you are born pre-destines people to a life of misery or comfort. Life for some really isn't fair. It just is.
How in the hell did we get this way.
The book was excessively redundant in the theme regarding the speed of transactions, over and over. I got the fact that someone spent millions bldg a super fast fiber optic path for High frequency traders. I did not need to keep reading about milli, micro and nano seconds.
The book could have been a third the size. Really a waste of time.
Listened to several of his books and love his work. I bought this one because I love his work.
Voice inflection and engaging tone.
Most of them
I do buy and sell stocks. Not to the extent of the Flash Traders but I understand part of the process. For the layman like me this book is a waste of time. I dont understand the controversy it has caused.
Informative, interesting, wanting
Yes...He has a fascinating background with exposure to many memorable events.
He can make any book rise to an occasion it was not destined for.
The second half of the book was more moving and interesting than the first half. In retrospect Terry's earlier career gave him the background for the second half of his career.
I would listen again as there are a lot of interesting detail that I may have missed and / or want to review. The subject is complicated and needs to be fully understood.
The sense of humor and the funny sagas about an issue that is not fundamentally funny, but there are times in life you just have to find the humor in events even though it hurts.
One event that stuck out a little was the fisherman turned Investment banker literally overnight.
Yes I have and he is a fabulous orator and story teller. I will seek out his other narrations.
This is my third Michael Lewis book and I plan to read them all eventually.
Yes , I would listen again. I listen while driving or walking and there are distractions at times that pull you away from the story. I probably missed some points and did not understand others.
Gave me some insights to Steve Jobs and the why's of the he products he influenced in terms of quality, functionality, aesthetic and purpose.
Tonality and emotion that is impossible to reach from reading.
It mad me laugh and cry.
I learned about the passion, commitment and sacrifice it must take to truly make a difference.
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