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Michael Lewis In Conversation With Malcolm Gladwell

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Michael Lewis is author of the best-sellers The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine; The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game; Liar’s Poker; Boomerang; The New New Thing and Panic, among others. Lewis’ upcoming book – Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt – offers a ringside seat to the ways of Wall Street. His past works on the financial industry are game-changing examinations of the most important financial issues of our time. Come hear him – in conversation with Malcolm Gladwell – reveal what he’s been investigating.

After graduating from Princeton University and the London School of Economics, Michael Lewis worked on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers, an experience he recounted in Liar’s Poker, his first book. He left the financial world to become a journalist, writing on politics, finance and more for The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and other publications, and is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He is also the author of Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood. Lewis lives in Berkeley, California.

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 1996 and is the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and, most recently, David and Goliath. In 2005 he was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People. From 1987 to 1996 he was a reporter with the Washington Post, covering business and science and then serving as the New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.

Malcolm Gladwell’s previous appearances with Live Talks LA include a discussion of David and Goliath and interviewing David Goldhill on fixing healthcare in America.

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