Michael Lewis

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  • The Idea Of Sport In Moneyball By Michael Lewis

    exact definition is, "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." This is the way sports have always been though of from the world. Although, this is not all that factors into a sport. By reading a book named Moneyball by Michael Lewis one may think of sports in a whole different way. In specifics this book focuses on the sport baseball and within the book there is a short story on one of the characters. This discusses not only does baseball, or really any sport,…

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  • A Subprime Parable By Michael Lewis Analysis

    In his essay “The Mansion: A Subprime Parable,” Michael Lewis reported that most Americans tend to desire houses they cannot afford. They start blaming rating agencies and mortgage brokers because they find themselves financially underwater. But according to Lewis claim, the lending business didn’t create this desire. The people did. He explains that most people want a house that reflects how well they are. They think that they will control the house but the truth that the house controls every…

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  • Kewauna's Ambition By Paul Tough And Michael Lewis

    What does success mean? Success can be defined as, “the gaining of wealth, respect, or fame”, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Everyone has different ideas on what success is and how to become successful. In this Essay I’ll be comparing how two authors think success is achieved. Paul Tough and Michael Lewis has completely different ideas on how success is achieved. Paul Tough’s idea that success requires hard work, dedication, and determination means success can be achieved by anyone who…

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  • Michael Lewis The Case Against Tipping Analysis

    the tip jar. For what is the reason for tipping, isn’t the person just doing their job, it is what they are paid for. Michael Lewis in his article, “The Case Against Tipping,” published in 1997 in the New York Times Magazine, takes on the controversy of tipping. Using structure and personal anecdotes about tipping, and different tones.…

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  • Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game By Michael Lewis

    In Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011. Print), American author and journalist Michael Lewis artistically blends business and sports together in a story focused on finding the secret of being successful in baseball. Lewis tells the story of how the Major League Baseball team Oakland A’s, under the management of former player Billy Beane succeeded in transforming not only their own organization into a cost-efficient winning machine but…

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  • The Importance Of Design Thinking In Michael Lewis 'CAD Monkeys'

    the new television streaming company, Netflix, began to flourish, the old Blockbuster failed to adapt and many stores went out of business. Innovation happens through a creative process, design thinking, that challenges the way things have been done in the past. In CAD Monkeys, Warren Berger defines design thinking as a way to view things sideways, how to reframe, rearrange, experiment, and refine the way of the past. In Moneyball by Michael Lewis, the design thinking process is shown from the…

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  • Lewis W Hine Child Labor

    the early decades of the twentieth century, the number of child laborers in the United States boomed. As industrialization moved workers from farms and home workshops, into urban areas and factory work, children were often preferred. Factory owners viewed them as more manageable, cheaper, and less likely to strike. Therefore inciting the era of child labor in the United States. A man by the name of Lewis W. Hine began taking photographs of children in the workforce as a tool for social reform.…

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  • Boxing History

    gone on to appear in several films, including a documentary and Broadway show of his life. Tyson has suffered in his personal life around that time. After six years of marriage, second wife Monica Turner filed for divorce in 2003, on grounds of adultery. That same year he filed for bankruptcy after his exorbitant spending, multiple trials and bad investments caught up with him. In attempt to pay of his debts Tyson stepped back into the ring for a series of exhibition fights. To curb expenses,…

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  • Child Labor History

    During the early decades of the twentieth century, the number of child laborers in the United States boomed. As the industrialization period occurred, which moved workers from farms and home workshops, into urban areas and factory work, children were often preferred. The owners of factories viewed them to be more convenient, cheaper, and less likely to strike. Therefore inciting the era of child labor in the United States. A man by the name of Lewis W. Hine began taking photographs of children…

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  • Wonderland Identity

    In the novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll is attempting to show Alice maturing from a child to a young adult. Before Alice’s tumble down the Rabbit hole and trip to Wonderland, she had gone through a phase in which she believed that everything could be explained and all questions had a reasonable answer. In the real world this was the case, but not in Wonderland. This leads to the inevitable outcome of her confusion between the real world and the “imaginary” world of…

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