Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the by Ben Mezrich

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By Ben Mezrich

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard enterprise institution, an Italian-American child from the streets of Brooklyn comes to a decision to tackle the testosterone-fueled Merc trade in reduce Manhattan—where billions of bucks in oil funds exchange fingers per week and the place fistfights are identified to damage out at the buying and selling flooring. quickly our hero resides the nice existence within the gold-lined inn palaces of Dubai and on deepest yachts in Monte Carlo, teeming with half-naked ladies flown in by means of Saudi sheikhs, and making bargains within the risky again alleys of Beijing. yet that is simply the start. Taken less than the wing of one other younger gun and partnering with a mysterious younger Muslim, the child embarks on a perilous event to revolutionize the oil buying and selling industry—and, in addition to it, the realm. it is a actual tale.

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

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard company institution, an Italian-American child from the streets of Brooklyn makes a decision to tackle the testosterone-fueled Merc trade in decrease Manhattan—where billions of bucks in oil funds alternate palms a week and the place fistfights are identified to damage out at the buying and selling ground.

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And thanks again for the flowers. ” David sighed to himself, the phone heavy against his ear. He rubbed his free hand against his bleary eyes. “No, Harriet, you’re the sweet one. I think I’ve spent more time this week talking to you than my girlfriend. ” The woman on the other end of the line laughed. “Flowers today, chocolates yesterday, a photo of yourself on Wednesday with a box of freshly baked cookies—heck, David, you can call me for the next five years if you want. I just wish I had better news for you.

Little Ivy League brats who end up being way more work than they’re worth. A huge fucking waste of my time. The Merc isn’t something you learn about in some classroom. It’s a battlefield. So don’t take this on lightly. ” He leaned close, grinning like a Cheshire cat. ” Six hours later, David sat on the floor of his apartment, his cordless phone resting precipitously on his lap. m. He could hear Serena’s quiet breathing from the bedroom; she had fallen asleep sometime after midnight, after listening to him agonize about the decision for nearly three straight hours.

And David had tried everything. First he’d sent résumés, references, transcripts. Then he’d moved on to the flowers and chocolates, resolved to at least win over Harriet, keeper of the phone, if he couldn’t get to Giovanni himself. But now he was beginning to lose hope. Maybe he could get away with bothering Harriet for a few more days, but sooner or later someone at Merrill was going to wonder why he kept making these trips to the shared office attached to the firm’s main library. And he certainly couldn’t have made these calls from his cubicle up on the eighth floor.

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