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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Then I remember that mezrihc Strive Masiyiwa yes! The title is a little misleading as it implies some sort of indictment of big oil or some other conspiracy. Sep 02, Justin rated it it was amazing. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks—and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. I love everything he does, terrific non-fiction.

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Rigged is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage. Rigged runs against those same lines – youth, power, speed, and money. Mezrich maintains that the book is non-fiction despite the narrative style of writing. Aug 09, Bill rated it really liked it. The sales pitch on this book caught my eye cause I used to intern at a commodities trading company after my sophmore year in college, so I was curious to learn more about commodities trading.

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Bringing Down the House. My husband actually picked this book out for me and at first glance I was not impressed Do they have a role in capitalism or do they just skew market prices thereby causing havoc to the system? I liked it but didn’t love it. This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat Wonder what impact the ways of the merc has on today’s gas price horror.


Also by Ben Mezrich: Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality. Dec 05, Jon Samuelson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nov 23, Chazzle rated it liked it Recommends it for: Fast and fun, Mizrich does it again.

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As far as I am concerned, this book is the best book that Mezrich has written. Oh, the protagonist does feel ’embarrased’, ever so slightlly, at having these racist thoughts, but it’s not a big deal.

Interesting mezdich 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. A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc riggee like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor.

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Through his eyes you can see where the business is mzerich and why Dubai is becoming such a commercial hub in the Middle East Cover of the first edition. The title should be at least 4 characters long. But once the two go-getters meet, a relationship is ignited that leverages everything they have acquired in their short lives — both are in their early twenties — and with unwaveringly laser focused visions manage to do the unthinkable with the support of the most unimaginable deal makers.

One from want and another from excess. This group of mostly young men, dressed in loudly colorful jackets, and working in what seems to be complete chaos, manages to set energy prices for the rest of the world.


mezruch That he knew nothing about commodity trading or the energy business seemed less important to those who placed him in that position than the fact that he was brash enough not to back down from the intimidation thrown at him by those who resented his presence on the trading floor and in the NYMEX boardroom.

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. Can be read in about 3 hours. Of riggedd, the plot also drags you along the whole time, so you grit through it just to see what happens. I have just travelled the world first mezrch flying Emirates! Not as engaging as his other books but still a good read.

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

Depending on what you are looking for: Sep 16, Jessica rated it really liked it. 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: Picked this up on my way home for Thanksgiving and finished it before I landed.

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On the other hand, expensive oil and gas can cripple economic growth like nothing else can.