Or so he told one Bloomberg reporter.

I spoke to Lewis, 53, on April 2, at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York, the day after Bill O’Brien, the president of the BATS Global Markets, fumed at him and the white hat of his tale, Brad Katsuyama, in an entertaining confrontation on CNBC. Katsuyama, president and chief executive officer of IEX (Investors Exchange), is the main “flash boy.” […]

Hoelterhoff: In the meantime, are you feeling any shame? Bill O’Brien thinks you should.

Lewis: I was embarrassed for him. I mean I just thought the person was an embarrassing human being. His behavior sort of mimicked high-frequency trading, but in conversation — front-running everything everybody else said. I mean, he wouldn’t let anybody finish a sentence. It was astounding to me that someone like that actually runs a company. I just didn’t know what to say about it.

Michael Lewis Feels No Shame as Book Curdles Tempers [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by Truth hurts | April 3, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Hate him all you want, but
    – he probably makes more money than most
    – people will still read his books 50 years from now
    – has fun doing it.

  2. Posted by guest | April 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    er, who exactly are you talking to? pretty sure no one here hates him? the people who hate him are o'brien et al?

  3. Posted by Art Howe | April 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I hate him so, so much.

  4. Posted by Julie Brown | April 3, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    You left out that he's banging Tabitha Soren. Whether that's a plus or a minus I leave to you.

  5. Posted by Sgt Hatred | April 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    I hate him!

  6. Posted by J. Gorman | April 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    those who hate you don't win… unless you hate them, and then…you destroy yourself

  7. Posted by Dad | April 3, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Fuck this piece of shit

    -GS Virtu bookrunner

  8. Posted by nobody told Soros | April 4, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Well, they say after a certain age a relationship is more about the rapport…