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When we started the Oil & Gas Startups Podcast in a closet a few years ago, we made a wish list of people we’d like to get on the show. On the top of that list was the energy trading legend that is John Arnold. What makes this even more special is that John rarely gives interviews or does podcasts. Our goal with this episode was to simply answer the question “Who is John Arnold?”. We dove into his rejection from all of his dream Wall Street jobs led him to take a job at Enron that would change his life. How we quickly rose through the ranks to run the largest trading desk in America at the age of 28. Why he started his own firm energy trading firm, Centaurus Advisors, and why he ultimately hung it up as a trader to focus all of his energy on philanthropy.
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