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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Each is inspired by his circumstances, a big hairy audacious goal and an idol in their respective camps.

Sep 16, Jessica rated it really liked it. After conquering the hallowed bben of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. After being the President’s bitch for weeks, making friends the floor traders his former adverseries, and being constantly threatened by “the Don”he becomes the VP strategy of the Merc and immediately goes to Dubai.

It was a fun, energizing read – but I liked Bringing Down the House better. In the acknowledgements, Ben Mezrich claims that this is the best book he has ever written.

Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai

The main character has an interesting story and you are taken into a world that many don’t know anything about. His journey from there encompasses palaces and back alleys while he endeavors to conquer the oil trading world. What if they are right? The review must be at least 50 characters long. Any change to the system which clearly does not favor them, could spell disaster for them.


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It unravels in a tale of two young people from two unlikely worlds for partnership the West and Arabia who meet in the Emirates mezrivh hatch a truly rigges changing idea for a most improbable business venture in the most inconceivable environment: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Crash of the Titans. Jan 28, Marnie rated it liked it.

October mezricg, Imprint: Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Nov 23, Chazzle rated it liked it Recommends it for: If the government does not do it, I think the multi-nationals should invest their profits into education for the population so they can directly participate in the progress of their country instead of seeing the multi-nationals as transplants from a foreign country.

This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat I am actually surprised how low the user rating is.

A chance meeting led to an opportunity at New York Mercantile Exchange —the world’s largest energy exchange. 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. Forbes just confirmed him the first billionaire in Zimbabwe is neither American, nor did he make his money in America.

Nov 18, Lauren Marie rated it really liked it.

This sours everything, and even when multiple american characters are awestruck seeing the magnificent infrastructure of dubai, it’s more of a supercilious, ebn 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.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. I believe the book is worth reading, although the majority of it leads up to whether the Exchange will be built. Rigged is strongest when dealing with the floor traders and what it is like to be on the trading floor during the frenzy of a typical trading day. Not sure someone without an interest in the markets would enjoy it, but I did. 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.


The book is more promise than delivery.

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Feb 17, Sharon Beers rated it liked it. There is everything you may want in this book, whatever your age. It’s a biography of sorts so read like rrigged. The Power of Habit.

It basically had the rags to riches theme, along with the underdog vs the establishment theme, along with the sex and money and intrigue emzrich that capture the imagination and get the blood racing Enjoyable read – gave it 4 stars because it sucked me in quickly, read like beach blanket fiction and made the industry that I work in completely accessible to anyone.

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. At the risk of sounding like a carpenter with only a hammer and a nail as a solution for every problem; I think it is this one thing: Travels in the New Third World.

If we are to believe the news pundits, they say that speculators caused the current economic crisis by widely inflating the value of real estate thereby causing massive building project where there was no real demand for real estate.

He helps establish the Dubai Mercantile Exchange while also dancing with, and away from, dangerous Middle East contacts. Wonder what impact the ways of the merc has on today’s gas price horror. But the Merc is just a starting place. It would be a worthwhile read if you do want to trade commodities.