Monday, June 11, 2012

Michael Lewis and the Role of Luck

I can't say enough good things about Michael Lewis. Though he and I are roughly the same age, he has been a banker-turned-writer role model for me. He happens to also live in Berkeley, CA, where I went to university. Books such as Liars Poker, The Blind Side, and Moneyball are intelligently and entertainingly written books that examine activities like banking, American football and baseball from a unique, uncommonly human angle.

 His commencement speech at Princeton University, where he talks about the role of luck in life success, is true to his character and reputation for wit, wisdom and empathy. We are all lucky to have him around to deliver messages like this one.

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