Michael Lewis - MPSF Speaker Series

Best-selling author of The Big Short and Moneyball, Michael Lewis offers keen insight into the ever-changing value systems driving our  economic, political, and cultural norms.

April 3-6, 2017

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Financial Journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, he combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators.

Lewis’ latest release, the NYT #1 best-seller Flash Boys, has taken the financial market and business world by storm since its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal—but highly questionable— practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since Lewis’ The Big Short.

Lewis also wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. In The Blind Side, Lewis tells the story of NFL player Michael Oher and how, as a poor, illiterate African-American teen living on the streets of Memphis, his life was transformed after being adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Both Moneyball and The Blind Side became Oscar nominated films.

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.


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