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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This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat As an adjunct to this, Khaled and David had to entice the guys to come to Dubai with the promise of the “good life”. Through the eyes of David Russo who was hired right out of business school he eventually becomes a vice president for the exchange.

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July riggeed ‘Rigged: To view it, click here. 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.

Oh, the protagonist does feel ’embarrased’, ever so slightlly, at having these racist thoughts, but it’s not a big deal. 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. Aug 03, Beth W rated it liked it. Russo quickly rises to become the Head of Strategy where he helps in the transition to electronic trading.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. 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.


In this world, the expat community gets all the benefits of Capitalism in the form of extreme decadence and it does not “trickle-down” fast enough to the indigenous Arabs. 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 Saudi Sheiks and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. While there, he forms an alliance with a man who is his age to bring Merc system and capitalism to the the heart of the middle east to their mutual interest.

Because they cannot participate in the “good life” because they are not rich enough and it is against the Sharia law, they demonize it as immoral, thus leading to the holy war against America. Since old attitudes die hard and general misgivings are the norm, I think it would be the best idea if Americans continue accept Arabs in universities in order to bridge the cultural divide.

He also and this is where it gets bold coordinates with a government official to set up an exchange in Dubai closer to where the actual oil is. Riding the Very Terrible Tour of Italy.

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

Dec 12, J. Also learned about Dubai. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews. Crash of the Titans. But the Merc is just a starting place. The book itself was well written, but lacked a little more mezrichh.

A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of mezrih 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. The Founding of Facebook, mezridh Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal — debuted at 4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries.


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Also, there are currently plentiful sources of oil so that it is cheap enough mezricn there is no economic need for changing to renewable fuel currently. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well. A chance meeting led to an opportunity at New York Mercantile Exchange —the world’s largest energy exchange.

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I think one should have a girlfriend only if one has a relationship; if the relationship does not exist combined with his numerous missed opportunities of having any woman he wants, there is no use of having a girlfriend.

I am actually surprised how low the user rating is. I felt the book may have been written prematurely. The book tells the story of a recent Harvard grad and his start at the New York Mercantile Exchange and focuses on the trading nen oil.

Sep 02, Justin rated it it was amazing. Overall, a fast read. Aug 09, Bill rated it really liked it. Nezrich lies the quandary, how does one invest massive amounts of capital in the Middle Mezricy and attracting the best and brightest of the Western world without antagonizing the general populace?

Fast and fun, Mizrich does it again. I want mzrich know how it ends; perhaps, that is left for Rigged II.

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It was shockingly ignorant, given how much press it got. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I am convinced one the majority of their population comes into the MC, there will be a shift to democracy.

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: I have just travelled the world first class flying Emirates!