I’ve just discovered Michael Lewis, author of, among many other titles, Moneyball and Liar’s Poker. (Thanks again to Bleeding Edge.)
Lewis’ work challenges a lot of currently accepted market thinking – particularly the very recent idea that corporations exist alone to give value to shareholders.
Here’s an interview with Lewis discussing Moneyball.
Here’s part of the introduction by interviewer, Robert Birnbaum
“Moneyball is a well-researched, well-written look at the methodology and the people (mainly, general manager Billy Beane) who help make a small-budget baseball team (the Oakland Athletics) extremely competitive in the big money world of Major League baseball. It is greatly to Lewis