Jared Dillian

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Now in paperback, Jared Dillian’s Street Freak is a “candid look at the demise of a corporate behemoth” (Publishers Weekly)—and the author’s own descent into mental illness.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. 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...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. People don't get what they deserve, they just get what they get.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I don't really admire people; we're all deeply flawed.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Intelligence, ambition, and loyalty.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I try to avoid verbal tics.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Producing electronic music.

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