MOBI ☆ DOC Nothing Personal 9781250035424 ☆ MIKE OFFIT

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MOBI ☆ DOC Nothing Personal 9781250035424 ☆ MIKE OFFIT ☆ Warren Hament is a bright young man who wanders into a career in finance in the early 1980s Nothing Personal is the extraordinary story of his rapid ascent toward success painted against a landscape of temptation and personal discovery Introduced to the Hich he is wholly unprepared Nothing Personal is a stellar debut novel which follows an increasingly jaded protagonist as he comes of age in a rarified deeply corrupt world Offit a former senior insider unflinchingly divulges Wall Street's culture of abuse and portrays the insidious creeping forces of greed sex and power and the terrible price paid in their thrall Do not let the title of Mike Offit's Nothing Personal A Novel of Wall Street scare you off if you are not a fan of numbers trading and most importantly Wall Street Offit is able to break down junk bonds prepayments and mortgage backed securities in such a manner even I understood what was being discussed and wholeheartedly continued to turn the pagesHooked on page three by the characterization of a microeconomics professor teaching at Columbia Business School I liked the subtle humor and accuracy in Offit's writing Corelli rarely tried to enliven the material having long before decided that even in so inexact a discipline as his he would grade generously those who simply recited his lectures on all exams without thinking or dissension This practice would he reasoned prepare them well for life in most of corporate America Further Offit's descriptions of Pebble Beach brought to mind my friend Denta's love of the Monterey Bay areaThe verdant green of the grass deep blue sky and boiling ocean water combine with the misty sea spray salt infused air sunshine and puffy clouds to make a tableau so rich and inspiring that a well struck shot reverberates with the harmony of something divine 200The protagonist Warren Hament an up and coming salesman on Wall Street who finds himself entangled in a murder mystery is certainly likeable and has uite a way with the ladies Va va va and voomFor me the problem of Nothing Personal lies in the numerous mispellings throughout this novel ie anecdotess 104 omlet 152 and drive 302 instead of driven and awkard wordings Just as long as are not connected 319 which detracts from the readingFor the purposes of book club crabmeat salad would be a welcome choice as it was Hament's choice when schmoozing for the first time with an MD managing director from Weldon Corporate Finance after a game of suash

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Areer boost when his mentor is found deadWarren soon finds himself at the center of two murder investigations as a crime spree seemingly focused on powerful finance wizards plagues Wall Street The blood soaked trail leads to vast wealth and limitless risk as Warren uncovers unexpected opportunity and unknown dangers at every turn and must face moral dilemmas for w Warren Hament should be on top of the world After graduating with his masters degree from Columbia he joins the world of high finance working as a bond trader on Wall Street The salary is great and the commissions and bonuses are better There are lunches and dinners at top notch restaurants and plenty of client boondoggle vacations to take He has a gorgeous apartment makes than anyone else he knew at school and has an amazing girlfriend to boot Why then is he uneasy Warren becomes and uneasy as he realizes that the world of high finance is not only dog eat dog but that the level of corruption is astonishing Many of his peers aren't even that bright; they make their money by cheating the clients Upper management takes the lion's share of the money while those at the bottom do the majority of the work Warren can't even get excited about his uick promotion in the company since it occurred as the result of the sudden death of his supervisor Can he find a way to reconcile the lack of ethics in his workplace with his own ethical standards or will he need to find another way to survive Mike Offit knows the world of high finance from the inside out Like Warren he came to Wall Street after his college graduation where he found success He was a senior trader at Goldman Sachs and also worked at First Boston Prudential and Deutsche Bank where he built and ran the Street's leading commercial real estate finance business This is the world of the wealthy and of those who would do anything to join their ranks It is the Street before the scandals and the collapse of the real estate market that ruined so many investors and businessmen Readers will enjoy learning about the inner workings of the world of finance which is a closed environment to most individuals who can only trust that those working there are doing the right things This book is recommended not only for mystery fans but for those readers interested in business

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Nothing PersonalWarren Hament is a bright young man who wanders into a career in finance in the early 1980s Nothing Personal is the extraordinary story of his rapid ascent toward success painted against a landscape of temptation and personal discovery Introduced to the seductive elite bastions of wealth and privilege and joined by his gorgeous and ambitious girlfriend he gets a c I won a copy in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway In some ways this was not a book for me; I think I assumed it would be like some of the strong literary reflections on financial crisis that I’ve enjoyed in recent years eg Capital by John Lanchester A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett The Devil I Know by Claire Kilroy and The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan you can see it’s a topic I’ve thought a lot aboutI got through a little over a third of the novel but gave up when I realized I had very little interest in these greed fuelled characters and the murders in which they become embroiled As one declares “there is absolutely nothing I won’t do short of killing someone to get wealthy I mean dynastically wealthy” – an attitude I can’t relate to at allThat said Offit a Goldman Sachs alumnus gives a good insider view of Wall Street politics in the 1980s you can imagine Gordon Gekko down the hall with lively office banter financial transactions explained so the layman can understand and glimpses of the lifestyles of the rich and famous And I did like the repetition of the title phrase “It was always and only about money Just business Nothing personal” However I found the book dated I understand that’s part of the point but I don’t think the 80s make for a particularly fecund setting the female characters clichéd the burgeoning mystery plot a bit obvious and the overall tone somewhat soullessIt’s possible that if I stuck with it I would have found this thriller turns into a savvy critiue of the lust for Mammon “what was the point of this relentless pursuit of money where there was so much to life” But there’s so much else to be read I’ll pass this book on to someone who might enjoy it