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The financial crisis is slowly affecting Romania, too. Another contract finished, as one of the companies I was hosting, shut down. This makes me work harder and harder to further develop my online empire and become a real blog tycoon.

You know about blog tycoon, don’t you? It’s a blog directory, a small one for now.

So what’s with the title? Liar’s poker is a bar game that combines statistical reasoning with bluffing, and is played with the eight-digit serial number on a dollar bill.

Liar’s Poker is also a non-fiction, semi-autobiographical book by Michael Lewis describing the author’s experiences as a bond salesman on Wall Street during the late 1980s. First published in 1989, it is considered one of the books that define Wall Street during the 1980s, along with Barbarians at the Gate and the fictional The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe. The book captures well an important period in the history of Wall Street.

The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.

Read the great article about the end of Wall Street’s Boom.

I’ll tell you more after I read the book.

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