Like Michael Lewisís classic Liarís Poker, Jared Dillianís Street Freak takes us behind the scenes of the legendary Lehman Brothers, exposing its outrageous and often hilarious corporate culture and offering a ďcandid look at the demise of a corporate behemothĒ (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 Menís Wearhouse suit. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that ďNobody can work harder than me. Nobody is willing to put in the hours I will put in. I am insane.Ē 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 Lehmanís culture in its final years as the firmís 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 Dillianís undiagnosed bipolar and 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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