Rigged : The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai
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-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. 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. This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. 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. But the Merc is just a starting place. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry-and, along with it, the world.
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1 . The Energy that Sells OIL!
Posted April 03, 2009 by Seamus , MontrealNot just a kid trying to scheme honest folks, this is based on the true story of the creation of the DME: the Dubai Mercantile Exchange. (Where they buy and sell Oil Futures)
Before Dubai was big 9/11 was bigger. This is a glimpse into the politics behind Dubai's struggle to be accepted not just in the West but also in the East.
If you're a fan of non-fiction, political thrillers and tales about investing (Wall Street, Boiler Room) then you'll love this gripping page turner!
October 22, 2007
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