How We Got From Wall Street’s Big Swinging Dicks to Silicon Valley’s Big Swinging Brains

The tech entrepreneur has replaced the bond broker, but the swagger is still there

Illustration: Jordan Speer

InIn Liar’s Poker, his 1989 Wall Street memoir, Michael Lewis described a newly ascendant, egregiously conceited type of alpha-male bond broker. This type had a name: they called…