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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Jared Dillian: STREET FREAK

When Jared Dillian joined Lehman Brothers in 2001, he fulfilled a life-long dream to make it on Wall Street—but he had no idea how close to the edge the job would take him.

My Life in 8 Words

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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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Alan Greenspan--the most unprincipled principled person I know.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I don't know, but these people who go around saying they have no regrets are liars.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

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

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