Michael Lewis

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A new road and 25 jobs: What stimulus cash buys - CNNMoney.com
"When there was the first inkling of a stimulus in September, we started to put together a list of projects that could be shovel-ready before inauguration," says DOT Director Michael Lewis. The DOT has 53 projects it plans to fund with stimulus money,...
Exclusive: Michael Lewis' Update on the 3D Explosion - ComingSoon.net
Last year, when ComingSoon.net attended ShoWest, we had a chance to talk to RealD CEO Michael Lewis (left in photo) as part of our piece on the 3D Explosion. At the time, the Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana concert movie had just exploded into theaters with...
Gold steady as dollar retreats, risk aversion buoys - Reuters
"We think equity markets have overcooked the upturn," said Michael Lewis, global head of commodities research at Deutsche Bank. The dollar gave up gains after drifting higher against the euro following the weak US retail data, which kept risk aversion...
Michael Lewis on Michael Oher - Baltimore Sun
Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Moneyball, and while that's one of the most important baseball books I've ever read, his 2006 follow-up The Blind Side strikes markedly different chords. That's largely because of Michael Oher,...
York High School commencement is Sunday - York News-Times
... Erin Kathleen Klein, Jordan Amber Knight, Brandon Lee Lambert, Alyssa Rae Leggett, Marilyn Laurea Leif, Tyson Robert Lewis, Weston Michael Lewis, Nathan Lee Lucas, Keysha Mari Luna, Amber Irene Lute, Brooke Alison Makovicka, Matthew Michael McClure...
Jurors in NH murder for hire case tour farm - Boston Herald
Assistant Attorney General Michael Lewis said Knight agreed to call Reid under the guise of hiring him. He also agreed to bring him to the barn, and had been involved in conversations with Brooks and others about how to kill Reid, Lewis said....
Glass Lewis supports Steel Partners in Aderans vote - Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - US proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co said it is recommending shareholders of Japanese wig maker Aderans Holdings (8170.T) to support board members proposed by top shareholder US hedge fund Steel Partners. Glass Lewis said in a...
Pulte Shareholders Rebuke Directors - Wall Street Journal
By MICHAEL CORKERY Three Pulte Homes Inc. directors who were up for re-election failed to receive a majority of votes at the home builder's annual shareholder meeting, marking a rare rebuke of a company's board. Pulte executives believe shareholders...
'Net reaction: Celtics at Magic, Game 6 - Yahoo! Sports
Michael White, OS Blog: "Beating Boston in Game 7 on the road would be the biggest win in franchise history. Going to the finals was huge, but we had Shaq and we didn't have to beat the defending champs on the road with a coach and star that the...
BofA Merrill Exodus Continues - Wall Street Journal Blogs
By Deal Journal Two of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's top bankers in the industrial sector have left to join rivals just days after Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis voiced his regret at the exodus of talent from the merged bank since January. Michael...

Michael Lewis (author)

Michael Lewis (born October 15, 1960, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American contemporary non-fiction author. His bestselling books include Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.

He was born in New Orleans to corporate lawyer J. Thomas Lewis and community activist Diana Monroe Lewis. He attended the private, nondenominational, co-educational college preparatory Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. Later, he attended Princeton University where he received a BA in art history in 1982. He also received a masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics in 1985.

He went on to work with New York art dealer Wildenstein, and then became a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers in London, an experience he described in his first book, Liar's Poker (1989). While at Salomon Brothers, he continued to work nights and weekends as a journalist, an effort he continues to this day with pieces for periodicals like The New York Times Magazine.

In the The New New Thing (1999) he investigated the then-booming Silicon Valley technological scene, and discussed obsession with innovation. He considered this phenomenon both from the perspective of the computer engineers actually making the new products, and the entrepreneurs who invested in them.

Four years later, Lewis again entered the cultural mainstream with Moneyball, in which he investigated the dramatic success of Billy Beane and the Oakland A's, a baseball team which won consistently despite not being particularly well-funded by Major League Baseball standards. He noted the influence of baseball thinkers such as Bill James on the Oakland front office, which used their arguments to find underrated baseball players. In contrast to other teams which still considered potential players almost entirely on their physical abilities, such as speed and strength, Beane considered prior performance at the college and high school level. This allowed him to find players whose physical skills might have been ordinary, but were still able to play extraordinarily well on the field. James also argued that certain skills, such as the ability to get on base, were equally valuable as the ability to hit, though most baseball decision makers considered the latter to be of more importance. Beane was thus able to find players who were able to provide high value for bargain prices. Lewis determined that these strategies, among others, allowed the relatively cash-poor A's to often outperform much wealthier teams.

Lewis is currently a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, a columnist for Bloomberg, and a visiting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He also writes the Dad Again column for Slate.

Lewis was briefly married to former CNBC correspondent Kate Bohner, before marrying the former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren on October 4, 1997. Together they have two daughters and one son (Quinn, Dixie and Walker) and live in Berkeley, California.

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Michael Lewis (singer-songwriter)

Michael Lewis is a Nashville based artist, guitarist and record producer.

Originally from California, Michael got his start as a church guitarist in San Jose, California at age 11. He studied jazz at San Jose City College under Dave Eshelman from 1981 to 1983. In 1984, Michael married and moved to Oregon. He opened Starlight Recording in Southern Oregon and established himself as a producer, engineer and session guitarist, later moving to Portland and then back to Southern Oregon. From 1986 to 1995 Lewis toured the Western U.S. performing concerts in churches of various denominations. In 1996 Lewis moved his family to Nashville and continued his studio work based out of “Music Machine,” a studio located across from the ASCAP building on Music Row which now longer exists. In 1997 Michael moved his recording studio to his suburban Nashville home and toured as a sideman for Curb Recording Artist, Jamie Slocum.

Michael became the guitarist for the Nashville based Radio Daze big band in Nov. of 1996 and was their primary guitarist until 2001. Michael continued to perform with Radio Daze as a first call sub and performed hundreds of shows with the group until 2007. While in Nashville, Michael performed with many different artists in most of Nashville’s venues. He also performed with the Skyline Drive Band during the summer of 2007.

He has released projects for One Music/First Comm, a large provider of production library music and commercials for Market Image Inc. which are aired in regional markets across the country. Michael’s One Music projects have reportedly aired in more than 10 countries internationally.

Michael became an endorsed artist with Taylor Guitars in 1998 and later added endorsements with Elixir Strings, Fuchs Audio Technology (amplifiers),Celestion Speakers, Robert Keeley Pedals, Furman Sound (Pro Audio Equipment) and Lava Cables.

In December 2006, Michael was named in the top 48 out of 1500 applicants to the Independent Artist Registry and was included in their directory of top independent artists for 2007.

In 2008, Michael moved to a suburb of Spokane, Washington where he continues to work as a session guitarist, producer and music equipment rep. His session work and producing are done remotely via the internet.

In 2009, Michael released his own line of guitars, known as Michael Lewis Guitars (MichaelLewisGuitars.com). The flagship model, Pro 1, is a boutique instrument designed by Michael and built by luthier Steven Fazio at Southbound Custom (SouthboundCustom.com) who also build the Kramer line of guitars for Gibson as well as custom guitars for George Gruhn. The Pro 1 features a unique body design, an electronics system with an ability to control each pickup on the guitar (including the ability to vary the volume of the second coil of each humbucking pickup) and a chambering system based on principles of studio acoustics. Final set up is performed by Joe Glaser of Joe Glaser instruments in Nashville. The prototype version of the guitar was tested by session guitarists in Nashville; Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland, Tom Hemby, Phil Keaggy and Stacy Mitchhart. Critical feedback from those tests were implemented into the final production of the guitar.

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Michael Lewis (cyclist)

Michael Lewis is a Belizean professional racing cyclist.

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Michael Lewis (psychologist)

Michael Lewis (born January 10, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York) is University Distinguished professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is also Professor of Psychology, Education, and Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University and serves on the Executive Committee of the Cognitive Science Center at Rutgers.

His research has focused on normal and deviant emotional and intellectual development. By focusing on the normal course of development, he has been able to articulate the sequence of developmental capacities of the child in regard to its intellectual growth and relate this to changes in the organization of its central nervous system functioning. His discoveries of techniques to measure CNS functioning, through the use of the habituation-dishabituation paradigm, are widely used throughout the country and have become the standard measurement system used to predict dysfunctional growth as well as normal development. Using these measurement instruments, he has been able to develop computer-based techniques for enhancing intellectual ability in children suffering from a variety of disorders associated with retardation. These include children with Down syndrome, preterm infants, and children with cerebral palsy.

In his 1979 book, Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self, he began the research on the use of mirror recognition. His 1983 book, Children's Emotions and Moods, was the first volume devoted to emotional development, and his Handbook of Emotions (1993) was awarded the 1995 Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Book Award. Through his pioneering efforts in both theory and measurement, Dr. Lewis has been one of the leaders in the study of emotional development. His 1992 book, Shame: The Exposed Self, continued his interest in emotional development, turning attention to the little studied areas of self-conscious emotions.

In his book, Altering Fate: Why The Past Does Not Predict The Future (1997), a finalist for the 1998 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award, Lewis attempted to describe various developmental theories and argues for the proposition that early childhood does not seal one's fate. Professor Lewis argues that children's environments, at whatever age, determine how children behave, and he suggests that altering environments should be the major task in effecting social adjustment and mental health.

Besides Children's Emotions and Moods, Shame: The Exposed Self, Altering Fate: Why The Past Does Not Predict the Future, Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self (1979) and Language Interaction Intervention Program: A Workshop Curriculum for Parent Training (1991), Dr. Lewis has authored four research monographs as well as 31 edited books, the most recent of which are the Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (2000) and an Introduction to Infant Development (2007). In addition, he has had published over 350 articles and chapters in professional journals and scholarly texts.

Among his honors, Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, American Psychological Association, and American Association of the Advancement of Science, as well as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In 1995, he was ranked by a University of Notre Dame Study, number 1 in terms of the impact of scientists who are most referenced and productive in the field of developmental sciences and is currently in the top 1.5% of scientists referenced in the Social Science Index.

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Michael Lewis (safety)

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Michael Milton Lewis (born April 29, 1980 in Richmond, Texas) is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Lewis was a Pro Bowl selection with the Eagles in 2004.

Lewis twice won Colorados Dave Jones Award for the most outstanding defensive player and the Hale Irwin Award for the most outstanding defensive back in his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he made a career-high 117 tackles on his way to first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors. As a senior, he was a unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice, earned third team All-America honors, and was a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back. He led the team with 112 tackles and five interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He closed his career ranked 9th on the school's all-time list with 336 tackles, second in forced fumbles with 10 and tied for 12th with nine interceptions. He also holds the school record with 6.5 career sacks for a defensive back.

Lewis was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started 4 out of 14 games and recorded 49 tackles, a sack, and an interception. In 2003 He became a full-time starter and remained the starter alongside Brian Dawkins until 2005. In 2005 he along with Dawkins were selected as the starters for the 2004 Pro Bowl for the NFC squad. Lewis had a tough year in 2006 after giving up numerous big plays he was benched for Sean Considine and started only 6 of 14 games. He finished his career with the Eagles recording 386 tackles, six sacks, and nine interceptions.

On March 2, 2007 Lewis signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Lewis re-gained his starting role with the 49ers and had a good season, finishing his first season with the team starting all 16 games recording 104 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions.

During the week of Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida Lewis won the annual EA Sports Madden Bowl competition. The tournament featured eight NFL players and Lewis claimed the top spot by defeating Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Colts DE Dwight Freeney (the two-time defending champion), and Bills RB Willis McGahee.

Lewis' nephew is Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 about American football. It features two dominant storylines. The first is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large part due to Lawrence Taylor's arrival in the 1980s and how this evolution has placed an increased importance on the role of the left tackle. The second storyline features Michael Oher, the starting left tackle for the Ole Miss football team from 2004-2008. Lewis follows Oher from his impoverished upbringings through his years at Briarcrest Christian School and on to his current position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football.

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