James Simons: Mathematics, common sense, and good luck – his life and careers

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Don’t expect to glean any market tips or trading secrets from James Simons, who steadfastly refuses to disclose the method behind his remarkable record in investing. Instead, listen to this mathematician, hedge fund manager and philanthropist sum up a remarkably varied and rich career, and offer some “guiding principles” distilled along the way.

Source: MIT World, December 9, 2011 (hat tip: Simolean Sense).

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