"Instead of being in the warm centre of the world, the middle East now seemed like the ragged edge of the world - so I decided to go East and learn the bond business." (3). Nick heads out East in attempt to find success. He may be dependant on his father; yet he has a great amount of faith that he will aspire to be as wealthy. It is known that Nick is rather intelligent it makes sense that he be an entrepreneur. Leaving the safe zone of the middle East proves such characteristics.