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Nick and Dan have taken circuitous routes to be hedge fund managers either or both have them would have gone by the title: philosopher, investment banker, historian, author, professor, and Marine Infantry Officer. They talk through their reasons for settling on hedge-fund management (for now), and explain how they believe that a small, targeted, hedge fund can make the world a better place.

Things that we talked about during the show:

  • Dan’s book: American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9336614-american-uprising
  • Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20186.Seeing_like_a_State
  • Bonus: https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/05/bankruptcy-modern-finance-theory We didn’t talk about it in the show, but they wanted you to know about it

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How Do We Make It Better
How Do We Make It Better
Nick Schmitz and Dan Rasmussen on How the “Olympics of the Mind”-Hedge Funds-Can Make it Better