Advice from the Masters: Michael Lewis

Apr 29, 2015 | Better Writing

Michael Lewis is one of my favorite business authors for two reasons. The most important one is that he is one of the very few people on the planet who can explain complex business minutiae so that they become understandable. The other reason, connected to the first one, is that he writes with passion.

Lewis has written several very popular books, including Liar’s Poker, Flash Boys, and Moneyball. My favorite is his book about Jim Clark: The New New Thing. Here’s his advice to people who want to write.

“It’s always good to have a motive to get you in the chair. If your motive is money, find another one.”

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