Nick Leeson, Then and Now

There is a thoughtful and highly readable interview with ex-Barings Bank rogue trader Nick Leeson available here. I’ve previously confessed to a fondness for rogue trader stories, so an interview with Nick Leeson is basically mainlining the stuff. And the most compelling part? How utterly ordinary and unremarkable a “bloke” Leeson seems:

I did a radio interview a few months ago and some bloke rang in and said, “I’ve just bought your mum and dad’s old house in Watford, is it worth me digging up the garden, is there any money there?”

[via The Stalwart]

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