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Street freak : a memoir of money and madness

 Format: Print  Author/s: Dillian, Jared  Call Number: HG4910.D535 2011  Publisher: Touchstone  Place of Publication: New York  Date of Publication: 2011  ISBN: 9781439181270  Pages: 356  Language: English  Dimension: 24 cm  Tags: Financial crises -- United StatesGlobal Financial Crisis (2008-2009)Lehman BrothersStock exchanges -- United States |
 About the Resource:

In the ultracompetitive Ivy League world of Wall Street, Jared Dillian waan outsider aan ex-military, working-class guy in a Men’s Wearhouse suit. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that “Nobody can work harder than me. Nobody is willing to put in the hours I will put in. I am insane.” As it turned out, at Lehman Brothers insanity was not an undesirable quality.


Dillian rose from green associate, checking IDs at the entrance to the trading floor in the paranoid days following 9/11, to become an integral part of Lehman’s culture in its final years as the firm’s head Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) trader. More than $1 trillion in wealth passed through his hands, yet the extreme highs and lows of the trading floor masked and exacerbated the symptoms of Dillian’s undiagnosed bipolaand obsessive-compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that nearly ended his life.


In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back.

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