Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil .. This is my second book by Ben Mezrich and I’ve found his style of writing to be. Rigged. From the author who brought you the massive NY Times bestseller Bringing Down The House, this is the startling, rags-to-riches story of an. From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian- Ameri.
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Dec 20, Will W rated it it was amazing. July – ‘Rigged: Published in earlyit glorifies risk and the young honchos who embraced it, as they helped bring about the financial debacle and the devastating reckoning in, Another real world example is energy companies resistance to shifting to renewable fuels.
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Interesting to note the reluctance to move from old school to new tech by some and the advocacy of others. This book in it’s very intent to show how racism and racial stereotypes were over come to achieve the primary goal, reinforces some of them.
If we are to believe the news pundits, they say that speculators caused the current economic crisis by widely inflating bdn value of real estate thereby causing massive building project where there was no real demand for real estate. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages.
Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai
I believe the book is worth reading, although the majority of it leads up to whether the Exchange will be built. But who decides what a barrel of oil is worth? He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Mezirch sheiks—and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing.
Dec 25, Da rated it really liked it. It’s literally him apologising for being a muslim and from the middle east. I learned a lot about the Mercantile Exchange.
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Not only does it deal with geopolitical issues through the vehicle of business, but it also beautifully describes the essence of why traders do what they do. Retrieved from ” https: But the Merc is just a starting place.
Would recommend this for someone who’s looking for a good page turner. It was shockingly ignorant, given how much press it got. After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylum-like oil exchange located in Lower Manhattan.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was a fun, energizing read – but I liked Bringing Down the House better. Preview — Rigged by Ben Mezrich.
Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Feb 17, Sharon Beers rated it liked it. It would have given me a good heads up before my intern had it been available back in His journey from there encompasses palaces and back alleys while he endeavors to conquer the oil trading world.
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With his newest non-fiction book, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Mezrich tells his most incredible story yet: Not a lot of insights into the workings of the NYMEX, but more of a story about a driven Brooklyn Italian Riggdd and how he overcame long odds to get the project approved. Even though the health care reform seems to show promise in overhauling a defective system in not only providing much needed insurance reform, expanding health care, while at the same time decreasing the government deficit a republican issuespecial interest ie: He helps establish the Dubai Mercantile Exchange while also dancing with, been away from, dangerous Middle East contacts.
Catching the Wolf of Wall Street. On the other hand, all things Dubai really are pretty beb, so the book wasn’t all bad, either. Interesting book about a young ivy league finance guy with a disadvantage background who is introduced to the world of the Merc and oil futures commodities trading.
In the acknowledgements, Beb Mezrich claims that this rigged the best book he has ever written. As far as I am concerned, this book is the best book that Mezrich has written.
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Feb 01, Phil Niswonger rated it it was amazing. This is my second book by Ben Mezrich and I’ve found his style of writing to be very engaging. I didn’t want this book meztich end and want to see the movie now.