“The Man Who Solved the Market” by Gregory Zuckerman

The lesson was: DO what you like in life, not what you feel you “should.”

He valued “killers,” those with a single-minded focus who wouldn’t quit on a math problem until arriving at a solution. Simmons told another colleague that some academics were “super smart” yet weren’t original thinkers worthy of a position at the university.

Let the problem be … It will solve itself.

Sometimes I look at this and fell I’m just some guy who doesn’t really know what he’s doing.

Truth is much too complicated to allow for anything but approximations.

Bad ideas is good, good ideas is terrific, no ideas is terrible.

Humans are most predictable in times of high stress – they act instinctively and panic. Our entire premise was that human actors will react the way humans did in the past

No one ever made a decision because of a number. They need a story.

Any time you hear financial experts talking about how the market went up because of such and such – remember it’s all nonsense.