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Dec 3, 2010

This is incredible. If this is him blind, imagine him with his eye sight.

Dec 3, 2010
Walkio:

This is incredible. If this is him blind, imagine him with his eye sight.

Amazing story!

This guy is obviously very sharp and would have gone into finance either way. But I wonder if being blind has also attributed to his success (re: having to overcome a career-limiting disability made him work extra hard and become very efficient in the things he can do - like quantifying risk in his head).

Now if he also fights crime on the side, he could be the Indian Daredevil.

Dec 3, 2010

I agree, very inspiring, thanks for that.

Dec 3, 2010

Haha. Hats off to JP Morgan for believing in him.

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Dec 3, 2010

Inspiring and humbling.

I'm surprised that he did not get into HBS or Stanford given his impressive story.

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Dec 3, 2010
jjc1122:

Inspiring and humbling.

I'm surprised that he did not get into HBS or Stanford given his impressive story.

Is that seriously the first thing you though of? Tool. He goes to Wharton, which is just as good as the other two, possibly better since he is going into trading.

Are you surprised Patrick did not go to HBS when he had the ability to make a site like this? What about Kenneth Asness? Milken? Steven Cohen? Ambani? and the rest of them. Stop hating on Wharton you dumb shit.

I am totally inspired by this guy, kudos to him for achieving all he did despite his impediment.

Dec 6, 2010
jjc1122:

Inspiring and humbling.

I'm surprised that he did not get into HBS or Stanford given his impressive story.

And this is why you start threads on an internet message board to get advice on having a social life.

Dec 3, 2010

Had a meeting with him last year. Very humble guy who downplays his accomplishments. At the time, he worked in JPM's London commods prop trading unit, a group of six people in a glass sealed unit who were rumored to have made JPM a few hundred million in 2008. He was moved when the group got "disbanded" earlier in the year when all the big firms were under pressure to eliminate prop trading. Not sure where he sits now, but I assume he's still doing prop trading. In any case, he hasn't updated his LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8039645

Dec 3, 2010

very inspiring!

Dec 5, 2010

rockstar

Dec 6, 2010

Here's a similar story on the ER side, way back in the NYT archives.

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/24/business/seeing-...

Dec 6, 2010

Woah. Definitely a very inspiring story. What a humble guy, I wish there were more like him, disability or no disability.

Dec 6, 2010

Very inspiring

Dec 13, 2010
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