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Going Infinite Michael Lewis

Going Infinite By Michael Lewis

Going Infinite by Michael Lewis


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Going Infinite Summary

Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis

From the #1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the high-octane story of the enigmatic figure at the heart of one of the 21st century's most spectacular financial collapses

'I asked him how much it would take for him to sell FTX and go do something other than make money. He thought the question over. One hundred and fifty billion dollars, he finally said-though he added that he had use for infinity dollars...'


Sam Bankman-Fried wasn't just rich. Before he turned thirty he'd become the world's youngest billionaire, making a record fortune in the crypto frenzy. CEOs, celebrities and world leaders vied for his time. At one point he considered paying off the entire national debt of the Bahamas so he could take his business there.

Then it all fell apart.

Who was this Gatsby of the crypto world, a rumpled guy in cargo shorts, whose eyes twitched across TV interviews as he played video games on the side, who even his million-dollar investors still found a mystery? What gave him such an extraordinary ability to make money - and how did his empire collapse so spectacularly?

Michael Lewis was there when it happened, having got to know Bankman-Fried during his epic rise. In Going Infinite he tells us a story like no other, taking us through the mind-bending trajectory of a character who never liked the rules and was allowed to live by his own. Both psychological portrait of a preternaturally gifted 'thinking machine', and wild financial roller-coaster ride, this is a twenty-first-century epic of high-frequency trading and even higher stakes, of crypto mania and insane amounts of money, of hubris and downfall. No one could tell it better.

Going Infinite Reviews

When the stories of our times are told, there will be no more seminal documents than the books of Michael Lewis. * Guardian *
I would read an 800-page history of the stapler if he wrote it. * New York Times Book Review *
In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible. * Sunday Times *
He is so good everyone else may as well pack up. * Evening Standard *
Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. -- Michael Hofmann

About Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis's global bestselling books lift the lid on the biggest stories of our times. They include Flash Boys, a game-changing expose of high-speed scamming; The Big Short, which was made into a hit Oscar-winning film; Liar's Poker, the book that defined the excesses of the 1980s; and, most recently, The Fifth Risk, revealing what happens when democracy unravels. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.

Additional information

GOR013342363
9780241651117
0241651115
Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2023-10-03
272
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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