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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAEL LEWIS
BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE FIFTH RISK, MONEYBALL, THE BLINDSIDE, AND THE BIG SHORT
WHY MICHAEL LEWIS IS CAPTIVATING AUDIENCES
A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. Lewis’ program takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three.
ABOUT MICHAEL LEWIS
Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis‘s newest book, The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy, was released in October 2018 and examines a government in crisis. The Trump Administration has notoriously failed to fill vacancies in some of the most important positions in crucial government agencies like the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Commerce. With so much at stake, Lewis seeks out the (former) linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity kept the machinery running for so many years—and asks them what keeps them up at night.
In December 2016, Lewis released The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds. In keeping with his unparalleled ability to tell stories about "quirky individuals who zig when everyone else zags" (as The New York Times puts it), the book dives deep into the world of Daniel Kahneman decision making and human errors in judgment. His previous book, the NYT #1 best-seller Flash Boys, took the financial market and business world by storm upon its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal—but highly questionable—the practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage.
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Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with Michael Lewis and has not reviewed his books. The views and opinions expressed in the books, as well as at this event, are strictly those of the individual author and do not necessarily state or reflect the views of Waddell & Reed. The event is for educational purposes only and it should not be considered investment advice, nor does it constitute a recommendation to take a particular course of action. Please consult with a financial professional regarding your personal situation prior to making any financial related decisions. Drew Cortez is not affiliated with Johlfs Financial Group.