By the author of the #1 bestseller THE BIG SHORT and the original business classic LIAR'S POKER.
In Pacific Rift, Lewis follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
'There is more tough sinew here than in a stack of weightier tomes' Publishers Weekly
By the author of the #1 bestseller THE BIG SHORT and the original business classic LIAR'S POKER comesa reissue of the definitive and hugely entertaining book about America and Japan.Praise for LIAR'S POKER: 'An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling ... one of the great business books of all time'Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay . . .Immense verve and witA highly immoral bookWickedly funnyAs traders would say, this book is a buy