If you like Michael Lewis's other books you'll love this one. I especially liked his analysis of the Muni Bond problems pending in California. This book examines why the Boomers boom of the 90's has turned into a bust of the 2000's, especially for those countries with an an aging demographic.
After years of mediocre books this is the first that equals of his early works. The cyber war scenario feels real and is well developed. Even the Chinese threat is developed enough to be believable. The final action scenes with Jack Jr. are a little far fetched but no more so than Jack Sr.'s fights on a nuclear sub. Good fast read.
"There is no there, there" is a phrase that was sometimes used in describing cyberspace in the 1980's. The thought of a world of virtual things was uncomfortable for those us who were brought up in a world with black and white TV. However, we pushed the development of computers and communications where virtual things are commonplace.
Chris outlines the state of the virtual becoming real again, bits to atoms. It reminds me of the many books and articles produced in the late 80's about the changes that communications would bring. The speed and impact of those changes were under estimated. Perhaps we are underestimating the impact of the new Makers today.
Highly recommend this book for both engineers and Washington DC policy wonks who want to get a leg up on where we as creators are going.
Mike Mayo shows why it is so hard to trust Wall Street. He shows that if you want to tell it like it is, you have to be willing to pay for brutal honesty with your job. Highly recommend this book for any investor.
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