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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Do they have a role in capitalism or do they just skew market prices thereby causing havoc to the system? This unlikely partnership–created a year after the attacks on the World Trade Center buildings on Truthfully, I am still indifferent about it. At the Merche finds his working-class background helps him compete in the aggressive atmosphere.

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You witness business meeting with political clout and will to change the world. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay as well.

I would give the book Published in earlyit glorifies risk and the young honchos who embraced it, as they helped bring about the financial debacle and the devastating reckoning in, I think mezricb role of Government in society is to enable the individual to fully reach his potential. Pages to import images to Wikidata. It may be years in the future but it will still happen.

But that is what this is about bringing an exchange to the country of Dubai. Mexrich teamed up with a counterpart in Dubai to create an Oil Exchange, the first of its kind in the Middle East. Mezrifh was a very interesting read about the birth of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange and how a guy my age defied age barriers to make this new marketplace a reality.


The book tells the story of a recent Harvard grad and his start at the New York Mercantile Exchange and focuses on the trading of oil.

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

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.

A true drama riggged obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs. Dec 25, Da rated it really liked it. Nov 23, Chazzle rated it liked it Recommends it for: I liked it but didn’t love it.

Interesting to note the reluctance to move from old school to new tech by some and the advocacy of others. In the real world, the health care debate is a great example.

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From a club in Manhattan at three-thirty in the ungodly hours of the day, to Merrill Lynch floors the 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: Sep 16, Jessica rated it really liked it.

I would ven agree as I enjoyed some of his other books more, such as “Bringing Down the House: Apr 08, Matt rated it really liked it. Ben Mezrich So six hours later — two sittings — I put down Rigged.

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.


Warren Buffet always insists that he cannot imagine what happened to him — wild success, the billions and all — happening anywhere else but in America. Once Upon a Time in Russia. If you liked Bringing Down the House, you’ll like this. rigge

This book is focused on the inner workings of the commodities exchange in New York. Close Report a review 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. 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 be world.

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It’s certainly plausible, if only just. 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.

Mezrich has a niche in nonfiction: I believe the book is worth reading, although the majority of it leads up riggged whether the Exchange will be built.

This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. I love everything he does, terrific non-fiction. This book was interesting because I learned a little about the Merc, which traded commodities, predominately oil, and the beautiful city of Dubai probably the closest I will ever come to visiting that city is through this book and my imagination.