Flash Boys

From  Terry DelBalso

Title:  Flash Boys

Author:  Michael Lewis

Another Michael Lewis book I read this summer. This is a great read about the markets and the turning point for many people in the industry as they were truly embracing technology and the potential that comes with the speed of the internet. It’s really fascinating the power just a few microseconds can have and how it can affect not only companies, but investors as well.

Liar’s Poker

From Terry DelBalso

Title:  Liar’s Poker

Author:  Michael Lewis

A book that truly places you in the moments of 1980’s Wall Street, filled with colorful characters and intense scenes. Author Michael Lewis does an amazing job of bringing you along with him as he starts out his own career as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers. You don’t have to understand everything about the finances industry to understand this book, and for the technical terms he does mention, he explains them all perfectly for a non-bonds salesperson to understand.

Rules of Civility

From Ellen Druda
Author:  Amor  Towles
Rules of Civility
If you’re a fan of movies from the 30’s and 40’s starring a wise-cracking and beautiful heroine who mingles with high-society New York, put this book on reserve now. Meet Katey Kontent and her best pal, the tragic Eve. Out celebrating the end of 1937 in a Village jazz joint, Katey and Eve meet wealthy Tinker Grey, and the three become fast friends. Tinker allows them into his world of the rich and very rich, and Katey impresses his associates enough to start her own ascent from legal secretary pool to glamorous publishing world. The writing has an elegance and style that perfectly mimics the New York City setting.