Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers

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Gallery Books #ad - Nobody is willing to put in the hours I will put in. Like michael lewis’s classic liar’s poker, jared dillian’s street Freak takes us behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture and offering a “candid look at the demise of a corporate behemoth” Publishers Weekly.

In the ultracompetitive ivy league world of Wall Street, Jared Dillian was an outsider as an ex-military, working-class guy in a Men’s Wearhouse suit. 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 bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that nearly ended his life.

Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers #ad - In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back. I am insane. As it turned out, at Lehman Brothers insanity was not an undesirable quality. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that “Nobody can work harder than me. 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.

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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

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Crown Business #ad - After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side, ” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side, ” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please.

How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible.

Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways.

The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess #ad - Berkowitz, and by night, by day, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, as it turned out, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, plummeted to even lower depths – as, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside.

A mesmerizingly immersive journey through wall street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written.

From the Hardcover edition. New york times bestsellerthe buy side, by former galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements.

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Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - The hilarious new york times bestseller “sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging investment bankers” Entertainment Weekly. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that’s only part of the story.

Full of shocking lawlessness, dysfunctional, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, and absolutely excessive world of finance. Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. Straight to hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence.

I told her i’d wonder where the rest of my money went. Gselevator   for three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Shocking and sordid—and so much fun. Daily news new york   “lefevre’s workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, racism, sexism, sabotage, favoritism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion.

Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals #ad - The new Yorker. Where @gselevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, London, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre’s own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, and Hong Kong.

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Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters

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Skyhorse #ad - Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, as well as villains from history, Nelson Mandela, John Wayne Gacy, such as Heinrich Himmler, and Alexander Graham Bell, and O. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

. J. While his wife and children were sequestered to a bedroom, Kimelman was marched off in embarrassment in view of his neighbors and TV crews who had been alerted in advance. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more.

Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters #ad - He had left a cushy yet suffocating job at a law firm to try his hand at the high-risk life of a proprietary trader — and he did pretty well for himself. As he writes: “stripped of family, friends, and humanity, if there’s ever a place to give one pause, time, it’s prison . In nearly two years behind bars, to drop a few names; making and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in daily gambles on the Street; getting involved with the wrong people, Alex Rodriguez, and Alan Greenspan, he reflected on his experiences before incarceration—rubbing elbows and throwing back far too many cocktails with financial titans and major figures in sports and entertainment including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Bernanke, who eventually turned on him; realizing that none of that mattered in the end.

He was arrested as part of a huge insider trading case, he refused, and while he was offered a “sweetheart” no-jail probation plea, maintaining his innocence. The lion’s share of confessions of a Wall Street Insider was written while Kimelman was an inmate at Lewisburg Penitentiary.

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All the Evil of This World

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#ad - It was one of the most fascinatingly high profile and complex and bungled trades in history, it's about seven separate voices from seven separate individuals an ambitious low-level clerk fresh out of school, a seemingly infallible hedge fund manager tortured by his own good luck, a drug-addicted, party-throwing broker with bad taste and gross amounts of money, but All The Evil Of This World isn't about the millions and millions of dollars that instantly came into play, to name a few and the 3Com/Palm trade is what weaves their stories together.

They all collide into it and out of it, saves them, and it sometimes unites them, implodes them, or destroys them. This book is not for the faint of heart--these characters are just as troubled and intense and volatile as their surroundings, and the writing pulls not a single punch--but it's an unrelenting examination into a cast of characters that we rarely examine fairly or patiently, and who we often find it easy to dehumanize.

All the Evil of This World #ad - There are humans behind the big, empathy, bad vilified banks, and they are not always the worst humans, there are humans behind the calculations of Wall Street, there are humans behind all the legal and illegal financial machinations in the news--they are not always the best humans, but All The Evil Of This World tells their stories with abundant curiosity, and honesty.

On march 2nd, 2000, the technology company 3Com spun off its insanely profitable hand-held computer subsidiary, Palm. The people who inhabit this world aren't cartoon heroes or villains--as it turns out, people who happen to handle large amounts of money for a living--are just people, with shortcomings, just like us.

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The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History

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Custom House #ad - Short-listed for the financial times business book of the yearthe wall street journal's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history.

In 2006, traders and brokers from some of the world’s largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor—the London interbank offered rate, an oddball group of bankers, which determines interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide—was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated functionaries.

The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History #ad - Among the motley crew was a french trader nicknamed “gollum”; the broker “abbo, ” who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a Kazakh chicken farmer turned something short of financial whiz kid; an executive called “Clumpy” because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed “Big Nose.

Eventually known as the “spider network, ” Hayes’s circle generated untold riches —until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. Praised as reading “like a fast-paced john le carré thriller” new york times, the Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, “compelling” Washington Post and “jaw-dropping” Financial Times, but a provocative examination of a financial system that was warped and shady throughout.

. Tom hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the lynchpin of shadowy team that used hook and crook to take over the process and set rates that made them a fortune, no matter the cost to others.

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Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America

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Crown Business #ad - Because he enjoyed o’neal’s support, this executive was allowed to build up an astonishing $30 billion position in CDOs on the firm’s balance sheet, at a time when all other Wall Street firms were desperately trying to exit the business. The exception was merrill lynch, a firm that revolutionized the stock market by bringing Wall Street to Main Street, setting up offices in far-flung cities and towns long ignored by the giants of finance.

Stanley o’neal, whose inspiring rise from the segregated South to the corner office of Merrill Lynch—where he engineered a successful turnaround—was undone by his belief that a smooth-talking salesman could handle one of the most difficult jobs on Wall Street. After o’neal comes john thain, the cerebral, MIT-educated technocrat whose rescue of the New York Stock Exchange earned him the nickname “Super Thain.

Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America #ad - He was hired to save merrill lynch in late 2007, but his belief that the markets would rebound led him to underestimate the depth of Merrill’s problems. Its wealth of never-before-revealed information and focus on two icons of corporate America make it the book that puts together all the pieces of the Wall Street disaster.

The intimate, the firms that make up what we know as wall Street have always been part of an inbred, fly-on-the wall tale of the decline and fall of an America icon With one notable exception, insular culture that most people only vaguely understand. Bofa’s inbred culture, which perceived New York banks its enemies, was based on loyalty and a good-ol’-boy network in which competence played second fiddle to blind obedience.

Crash of the titans is a financial thriller that puts you in the theater as the historic events of the financial crisis unfold and people responsible for billion of dollars of other people’s money gamble recklessly to enhance their power and their paychecks or to save their own skins.

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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel

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Simon & Schuster #ad - But in texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born homicide detective determined to keep cartel violence out of his adopted country. Friends from his childhood join him and eventually they catch the eye of the cartel’s leadership. The tale of two american teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable.

But the ghettos of laredo, texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement complexes in the world. In wolf boys, slater takes readers on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. It isn’t long before gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel: Los Zetas.

As the cartel wars spill over the border, Gabriel and his crew are sent to the States to work. A nonfiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting. Ultimately though, wolf Boys is the intimate story of the lobos: teens turned into pawns for the cartels.

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel #ad - Detective robert garcia’s pursuit of the boys puts him face-to-face with the urgent consequences and new security threats of a drug war he sees as unwinnable. A hell of a story…undeniably gripping. The new york timesin this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona.

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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

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Random House #ad - In hedge fund circles, Steven A. Stewart’s den of thieves, sheelah Kolhatkar’s thrilling Black Edge should be next on your reading list. The wall street Journal   “Excellent. The economist   “A true-life thriller with Shakespearian stakes. Longlisted for the andrew carnegie medal for excellence in Nonfiction and the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award   “A modern version of Moby-Dick, with wiretaps rather than harpoons.

Jennifer senior, the new york Times   “If you liked James B. But that image was shattered when his fund, SAC Capital, became the target of a seven-year government investigation. Rather, they made their billions through financial speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than not.

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street #ad - Cohen was revered as one of the greatest traders who ever lived. New york times bestseller • “an essential exposé of our times—a work that reveals the deep rot in our financial system. Its pioneers didn’t lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Black edge is a riveting legal thriller that raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of high finance and how they have reshaped the economy.

Everyone should read this book.

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Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy

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Greenleaf Book Group Press #ad - Amazon bestseller in white collar crimeamazon bestseller in financial ServicesAmazon Bestseller in Banks & BankingAs a private banker working for the largest bank in the world, UBS, Bradley Birkenfeld was an expert in Switzerland’s shell-game of offshore companies and secret numbered accounts. When he emerged, the internal revenue Service gave him a whistle-blower award for $104 million, the largest such reward in history.

A page-turning real-life thriller, lucifer’s Banker is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the secret Swiss high-net worth banking industry and a harrowing account of our government’s justice system. Readers will follow birkenfeld and share his outrage with the incompetence and possible corruption at the Department of Justice, and they will cheer him on as he “hammers” one of the most well-known and powerful banks in the world.

Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy #ad - He took his secrets to the us senate, and the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he prevailed. His bombshell revelations helped the US Treasury recover over $15 billion and counting in back taxes, fines, and penalties from American tax cheats. The department of justice scorned Birkenfeld’s unprecedented whistle-blowing and attempted to silence him with a conspiracy charge.

Yet birkenfeld would not be intimidated. He was arrested and served thirty months in federal prison. He wined and dined ultrawealthy clients whose millions of dollars were hidden away from business partners, spouses, and tax authorities.

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Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Kevin roose, spent more than three years shadowing eight entry-level workers at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York magazine business writer and author of the critically acclaimed The Unlikely Disciple, and other leading investment firms. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008.

Roose chronicled their triumphs and disappointments, their million-dollar trades and runaway Excel spreadsheets, and got an unprecedented and unauthorized glimpse of the financial world's initiation process. Roose's young bankers are exposed to the exhausting workloads, huge bonuses, and recreational drugs that have always characterized Wall Street life.

Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits #ad - Every year, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money-- as well as how to dress, talk, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, drink, date, and schmooze like real financiers. In the vein of martin scorsese's film the Wolf of Wall Street, YOUNG MONEY is the inside story of this well-guarded world.

Becoming a young wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. And as they get their wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work. Young money is more than an exposé of excess; it's the story of how the financial crisis changed a generation-and remade Wall Street from the bottom up.

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