Jared Dillian

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Jared Dillian is the founder of the subscription-based, daily financial market report The Daily Dirtnap. He worked on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999 to 2000, and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008, specializing in index arbitrage and ETF trading. Dillian is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Visit JaredDillian.com.

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Books by this Author

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. But he was scrappy and...


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Um, that's all I do.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm self-absorbed.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I've done a lot of cool stuff, but there was this party I DJed one time...

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I try to avoid verbal tics.


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