25 Million Pounds

Like many in the 1980’s, Nick Leeson wanted to be rich and successful, but Nick Leeson was also a very strange man, he had an extraordinary ability to manipulate and deceive those around him. This is his story. It is also a story about those he deceived. They willingly entered into a dream he wove, lured by the prospect of vast sums of money and together they lost 830 million pounds.

“It’s very easy for me to get along with people, but I don’t necessarily have to like you or any of the people that I work with to get along with them. So I come in and do my job, do it to the best of my ability, and then at the end of the day if you’re going to ask me out for a drink, I’m not going to go out for a drink with you because I don’t like you, but I’m not going to tell you that, there’s no reason for there to be any animosity during the day. I just didn’t like the people that I worked with and so I would go and do the work, be very very friendly, everybody would probably say that they thought they were my best friend and if they have the knowledge, then I will attempt to get the knowledge through whichever way is best, and if a friendship is that method, then friendship is the method that I would use.” –Nick Leeson

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    Very good video, this guy is a con.

  • WannabeGeko

    “They are stupid”. Nick Leeson is right in this. You’d be amazed at some of the shit heads who get into investment banking just through personal contacts and friends.

  • WannabeGeko

    “They are stupid”. Nick Leeson is right in this. You’d be amazed at some of the shit heads who get into investment banking just through personal contacts and friends.

  • NNN

    MADOFF’S long lost brother

  • DocLove

    Barings deserved to lose all that money, it seemed like an old boys club who were too busy patting each other on the back about their amazing profits to see what this working class Watford boy was doing. Excellent documentary