I'm basically a quant. Do your homework and you win. High SAT math and physics scores got me into Yale's class of '69. Running a chain of surfboard stores on the Jersey Shore paid tuition. A trading algorithm for convertible bonds kept me gainfully unemployed after college. My current taste is for turnaround situations, deconstructing derivatives, and shorting ETFs (to 'collect' their carefully hidden management fees). Private experiences include reverse engineering & manufacturing, startups, and creative real estate development.