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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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A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor. Dec 25, Da rated it really liked nen.

The Price of Everything. I had never read anything by Ben Mezrich before. Jun 23, Sasha Kurup rated it did not like it. So as I conclude this review, I am smiling from ear to ear as this idea just occurred to me this morning after finishing reading Rigged. Ben Mezrich So six hours later — two sittings — I put down Rigged. Please review your cart.

Not only does he not have a relationship because of his job and his subsequent jet-setting ways, he is missing out on woman all over the world that he could have.

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In the book, there were two different worlds: I would give the book On the other hand, expensive oil and gas can cripple economic growth like nothing else can. Would you like us to take another look at this review? The book is more promise than delivery. He helps establish the Dubai Mercantile Exchange while also dancing with, and away from, dangerous Middle East contacts.

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

Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which bdn sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. I did learn some cool things about what effects energy prices and from 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.


Forbes just confirmed him the first billionaire in Zimbabwe is rifged American, nor did he make his money in America.

Aug 31, Douglas rated it liked it.

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.

Cheap oil and gas is good for everyone but the producers of those commodities. 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. The Billion Dollar Spy. Out of Thin Air. But the Merc is just a starting place. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network —written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher — and was 1 at the box office for two weeks, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

bwn So I am thinking: When I thought of high-finance I always thought it was boring, but after reading this book I understand why people who are competitive do it. Feb 01, Phil Niswonger rated it it was amazing.

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And this is the part that gets me thinking … is this story something that is only possible in America and Dubai? A Las Vegas Doorman’s Story. Summit Entertainment acquired the screen rights to Rigged and the book has been optioned for movie production. Jim Rohn turned the same mezrivh into a verse or punch riged.

Crash of the Titans. This is my second book by Ben Mezrich and I’ve found his style of writing to be very engaging. From a club in Manhattan at three-thirty in riigged ungodly hours of the day, to Merrill Lynch floors mezrkch next day six months earlierand a few weeks later we are at the Mercantile Stock Exchange in Chicago, and then in a dramatic twist of events to Dubai oh Dubai, a whole world where every place and culture on the continent is amply represented — perhaps Rigged: It’s a biography of sorts so read like fiction.


Some great comments about what is happening with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange DMC and a brief explanation of what is going on in the energy markets, particularly crude, right now. I want to know how it ends; perhaps, that is left for Rigged II.

Rigged meztich the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage. The contrasts do not with the backgrounds of poverty and opulence. Do they have a role in capitalism or do they just skew market prices thereby causing havoc to the system? Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, he embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry — and along with it, the world.

As an adjunct to this, Khaled and David had to entice the guys to come to Dubai with the promise of the “good life”. Apr 08, Matt rated it really liked it. A Wall Street Revolt.

Through his eyes you can see where the business is shifting and why Dubai i Pretty compelling book that mezeich at the NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange that has contracts for most of the oil that travels through the world. Warren Buffet always insists that he cannot imagine what happened to him — wild success, the billions and all — happening anywhere else but in America. Their common vision of giving a future to the middle east via capitalism drives them accomplishment.

Refresh and try again. Dec 07, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. 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 bej use of having a girlfriend. A chance meeting led to an opportunity at New York Mercantile Exchange —the world’s largest energy exchange.