Big Short by one of the finest financial writers of our time, Michael
Lewis. While he’s more famous for writing Moneyball and the Blind Side, both of which were made into popular movies, the Big Short is a great book in its own right. Especially if you like following a small group of disrespected financial outsiders as they crawl through the fiery money pits of Wall Street and emerge triumphant on the other side.
By now, most of us know all about the financial insanity that preceded the crash of 2008. (I actually ghosted a report called Economic Insanity back then for a financial client.) Truth be told, the
insanity and the excesses haven’t gone away, they’ve just grown more
outrageous. We need to keep reminding ourselves of this fact so we don’t become pawns in the game, and Lewis’ excellent book does that. Click the image if you want to enlarge it.