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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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. Interesting to note the reluctance to move from old school to new tech by some and the advocacy of others. It was a fun, energizing read – but I liked Bringing Down the House better.
After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. As an adjunct to this, Khaled and David had to entice the guys to come to Dubai with the promise of the “good life”.
Mezrich writes in an interesting style, but at bottom, I don’t really believe what the protagonist accomplished actually will change the world. Feb 01, Phil Niswonger rated it it was amazing. And one last thing!
This sours everything, and even when multiple american characters are awestruck seeing the magnificent infrastructure of dubai, it’s more of a supercilious, over the top who-would’ve-thought-big-buildings-could-exist-in-the-middle-east kind of astonishment rather than just awe at amazing feats of architecture. Very good for those working in FS or interested in the corrupt nature of Riggev.
The contrasts do not with the backgrounds of poverty and opulence. Preview — Rigged by Ben Mezrich. He helps establish the Dubai Mercantile Exchange while also dancing with, and away from, dangerous Middle East contacts. Having said that, do I support the Obama plan in focusing on renewable fuel as our chief source of energy?
Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, along with it, the world. Feb 17, Sharon Beers rated it liked it.
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Sadly enough I knew only that it was in the Mideast. The exchange is suppossed to bring transparency and accountability to middle-eastern oil prices which could have HUGE implications for global stabil Picked this up on mezric way home for Thanksgiving and finished it before I landed. Sex on the Moon. One is from the West, the other from the East. From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the Housethis is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange.
Street smart kid from Brooklyn and then Harvard enters the wild and woolly world of the Merc Exchange with his bible of Milton Friedman’s creed under his arm where billions of dollars change hands every week and fistfights occur on the storied trading floor.
The Canadaland Guide to Canada. On the other hand, all things Dubai really are pretty fascinating, so the book wasn’t all bad, either. Lists with This Book. Riggged an enterntaining read that goes by pretty quickly. Views Read Edit View mezricch. I love everything mezrivh does, terrific non-fiction. Mezrich maintains that the book is non-fiction despite the narrative style of writing. Nov 14, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: What separates David from other men bfn his quick wit and ingenuity in making things happen that he wants to happen.
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From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the Housethis is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. If you have a big vocabulary, guess what happens to your seeing of opportunities and earning capacity? Aug 27, Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it.
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Published October 23rd by William Morrow first published October 1st Imagine a kid who reads that much books from standard five through to form 5 or 6! And this is the part that gets me thinking … is this story something that is only possible in America and Dubai? Jun 23, Sasha Kurup rated it did not like it.
The Lost City of the Monkey God. I had never read anything by Ben Mezrich before.