April 8, 2010
Jack Covert Selects: Jack Covert Selects - The Big Short
Jamie Mai was tall and strikingly handsome and so, almost by definition, had the air of a man in charge—until he opened his mouth and betrayed his lack of confidence in everything from tomorrow’s sunrise to the future of the human race.His partner, Charlie Ledley, “had the pallor of a mortician and the manner of a man bent on putting off, for as long as possible, definite action.” This attention to the characters in this morality play intensifies our understanding of just what happened to our 401K investments and why there are four houses still for sale on our block after two years and many “reduced price” signs. Michael Lewis is a writer who entertains us, and in the process educates us about both business and the human spirit.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.