Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - A Brotherhood of Hoods Summary & Analysis

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In January of 1985, Matty Oliva is a Harvard graduate who passes the Salomon training course and is selected for one of five mortgage trading desk trainee jobs. His first regular assignment is to fetch lunch and other duties the senior traders demand. Mortgage traders are fat men who throw their weight around like sumo wrestlers. They eat all the time and Matty brings as much food as he can carry. He fills up food trays in the Salomon cafeteria and sneaks out without paying. The scheme is "dine and dash" and is normal but bragging about it to fat traders is not. He gets a call from someone claiming to be from the SEC monitoring ethical standards and the theft of food that he laughs off. Michael Mortara is a managing director who meets him at his desk the...

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