There’s no better inspiration than watching ordinary people live extraordinary lives.
We are privileged to live in age where we get to be at the forefront of all these advancements. While as an entrepreneur I see infinite possibilities, the bigger question is–how can we position ourselves to ride the wave of these developments?
And more so, are there other things we have yet to uncover?
Everyone knows that the person I admire the most is Elon Musk–for his genius and his ambitious goal of bringing mankind to Mars–but he’s not my modern day hero. The fact of the matter is, that I attribute the latter to Eugene Fama. Now if you have no clue of who he is, I’d ask this question: “Do you remember CAPM?” If you don’t, then you’re already lost. If you do, then you’re in luck. What he came up with (along with Kenneth French) is way better.
One of the major foundations of modern finance is the Market Efficiency Theory. Simply put, it says that the current market prices are reflective of all the information available to the market.
In this video, Eugene Fama gives us a brief history of the theory, which I believe is pretty much the same journey in understanding the history of modern finance.
I found this useful video from Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Career Services on strategies for surviving a career pivot. I believe this is timely considering it fits my context–being a generalist who has been hopping from one career to another. It also highlights valuable insights on how to transition, and the value of pro-bono consulting/project work in making ourselves attractive to prospective employers.