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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Each is inspired by his circumstances, a big hairy audacious goal and an idol in their respective camps. One is from the West, the other from the East. 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.

I didn’t want this book to end and want to see the movie now. Did I also mention that, unlike a Bond movie, this is a true story? Let me count the number of times he referred to the “brown” or “chocolate” hands of the Khaled character. The contrasts do not with the backgrounds of poverty and opulence.

I think the role of Government in society is to enable the individual to fully reach his potential. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The review must be at least 50 characters long. 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.


Aug 27, Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it. In my opinion, I think it is primarily the job of the home government to reinvest the capital they get from the multi-national firms into the general population in such a way that they immediately see the fruits of capitalism. Refresh and try again.

Rigged « Ben Mezrich

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dec 18, Elaine rated it did not like it. Then I remember that billionaire Strive Masiyiwa yes!

No trivia or quizzes yet. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Jan 23, Steve rated it really liked it. Another real world example is energy companies resistance to shifting to renewable fuels. The flip-side of capitalism especially in an impoverished area like perhaps Dubai is that there is a double standard. Oh, the protagonist does feel ’embarrased’, ever so slightlly, at having these racist thoughts, but it’s not a big deal.

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

Absolutely, especially since at some point in the far future all energy will come from renewable sources, American companies might as well be the leader of the pack with the added benefit of American capitalism looks to have save the environment. Thieves of Bay Street.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? Sep 23, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: But that is what this is about bringing an exchange to the country of Dubai.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Preview — Rigged by Ben Mezrich. Not a lot of insights into the workings of the NYMEX, but more of a story about a driven Brooklyn Italian American and how he overcame long odds to get the project approved. On the other hand, speculator traders seem to be a good way for people who are of blue-collar background and are good in math to make millions of dollars without an education.


The entertainment value that Mezrich puts into his books is what makes them 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: His journey from there encompasses palaces and back alleys while he endeavors to conquer the oil trading world. 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.

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. Imagine a kid who reads that much books from standard five through to form 5 or 6! This is a fascinating story — stranger than fiction — where the unusual happens at every turn. As for the sexism, the most prominent female character his girlfriend is never mentioned in her own right, what she does isn’t mentioned.

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. Interesting read on the oil business and the creation of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Want to Read saving….