13th June 2024

This week, we communicate with Michael Lewis, whose newest ebook is “Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon,” on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. He takes readers into the thoughts of Bankman-Fried, whose rise and fall presents an training in high-frequency buying and selling, cryptocurrencies, philanthropy, chapter, and the justice system.

We focus on his writing course of, and what made this ebook so totally different than his prior ones: A deal with personalities as a substitute of some broad social upheaval.

He explains the “story conflict” happening between crypto advocates, individuals who misplaced cash, prosecutors and protection attorneys, in addition to numerous different observers.

I did handle to ask just a few difficult questions, together with:

-Did you get too near your topics?
-How a lot did FTX pay you?
-is SBF on the spectrum?
-How did the loss of life of your daughter have an effect on your writing course of?

I discovered him to be open and unguarded and was pleased to reply all questions.

An inventory of his revealed books is right here; A transcript of our dialog is out there right here Tuesday.

You’ll be able to stream and obtain our full dialog, together with any podcast extras, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts in your favourite pod hosts might be discovered right here.

Remember to try our Masters in Enterprise subsequent week with Michael Carmen, Head of Non-public Markets at Wellington Administration Firm. The agency was based in 1933, employed John C. Bogle in 1951, and at this time manages over $1 trillion {dollars}.

Beforehand:
Cancelling Michael Lewis (October 5, 2023)

Revisiting Liar’s Poker, 30 Years Later (April 22, 2022)

MiB: Michael Lewis on Pandemic Planning (Might 8, 2021)

MiB: Michael Lewis on Coaches and Danger (Might 25, 2020)

MIB: Michael Lewis, Podcaster (April 6, 2019)

MIB: Michael Lewis on a Author’s Life (December 13, 2016)

Michael Lewis’ Portrait of Two Males Who Modified the World (December 5, 2016)

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