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Oct 19, 2019

Your mom?

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Oct 20, 2019

Caltech

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Oct 20, 2019
Consulting101BC:

Caltech

Agreed here. I have a friend who went to UPenn and studied nanotechnology for BS and MS in 4 years but was rejected by Caltech.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Oct 21, 2019

That doesn't mean shit? I was accepted by Dartmouth, CalTech, Brown, Columbia, but was rejected by HYP, Stanford, Penn. college applications are a crapshoot

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Oct 23, 2019

would agree here. My cousin got a PhD from there and is now literally working on curing cancer at a biotech firm in San Fran

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Oct 20, 2019

Store dealers in the back streets of Mumbai

Also, Dick Fuld

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Oct 20, 2019

Trump

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 20, 2019

Masayoshi San! most savvy investor of our time

Edit in response to below: clearly, someone isn't familiar with sarcasm..

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Oct 20, 2019

If I could short an entire person, it would be Masa

thots and prayers

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Oct 20, 2019

Can you explain to me why he is so smart?

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Oct 20, 2019

He's not that's the joke...

Oct 20, 2019

How do you define smart?

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Oct 20, 2019
rickle:

How do you define smart?

And therein lies the rub. The OP's question is of no meaning by itself.

Oct 20, 2019

not people asking questions like that

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Oct 20, 2019

People that work at Renaissance Technologies.

Currently applying to medical school.
7 Acceptance so far

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Oct 20, 2019

Idk. All those qualifications and they decide to go change money around for a living? The truly smart people stay in STEM and make a contribution to humanity.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 20, 2019

Coming from the guy making a living off of writing research reports on already public information, your perspective on contribution is interesting

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpDev
Oct 20, 2019

Have you met average people? Fuck society, make money and live however you want regardless of what anyone else thinks.

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Oct 21, 2019

Renaissance does more good than tech companies/ by virtue of not being a monolithic blood-sucking organism promising change through tech and delivering isolationism and destabilization.

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Feb 27, 2020

They are contributing to fund owners by making their lives even more awesome. If you want to retire early (which is the reason we work) then work at RenTec,

Oct 21, 2019

I'd have to agree.

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Oct 21, 2019

Can you explain to me why the are so smart?

Oct 21, 2019

Obivously. Simons himself is probably one of the smartest persons alive.

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Oct 21, 2019

What makes him the smartest Person you know?

Oct 20, 2019

Hedge Fund managers no doubt. Think of the typical heads of Citadel, Bridgewater, RenTech, SAC to name a few

thots and prayers

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Oct 20, 2019

Definitely SAC - they could predict some large cap M&A exactly one day pre-announcement.

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Oct 20, 2019

They were definitely NOT UNCERTAIN about many of their trades

thots and prayers

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Oct 20, 2019

Can you explain to me why they are smart?

Oct 20, 2019

Long story short-
they realize that you're going to be working on someone's agenda regardless of whether you work for a corporation, non-profit, or the govt.

Rather than working for someone else's agenda, they're smart enough to line their own pockets, hence working on their own agenda.

at least that's my take

thots and prayers

Oct 20, 2019

Jeff Skilling is fucking smart.

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Oct 21, 2019

Probably any aerospace engineer could qualify as the 95th percentile of smartest people on the planet. Engineers that actually build the freaking Self-Landing rockets have my eternal respect to them (SpaceX wink wink). Kudos to Elon Musk who makes all of it happen. Musk may not be the greatest businessmen nor CEO ever. But his contribution to space exploration and tech are invaluable

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Oct 23, 2019

lol average aerospace engineer is probs closer to top 85th. They just have inhumane abilities to focus on small, boring things for long periods of time.

Oct 29, 2019

My cousin is married to the guy in charge of the algorithm for one of the self-landing rockets; always makes holiday dinners interesting

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Oct 29, 2019
andrewthefourth:

My cousin is married to the guy in charge of the algorithm for one of the self-landing rockets; always makes holiday dinners interesting

Wow, would love to have a convo with him.

Feb 27, 2020

How many untouched planets has Musk landed rockets on again?

Oct 21, 2019

Peter Thiel

Oct 21, 2019

William James Sidis

Oct 21, 2019

Generally speaking, singaporeans, followed by hong kong and taiwan have the highest iqs in the world.

source - https://www.worlddata.info/iq-by-country.php

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Oct 22, 2019

IQ by country leaves off those ethnicities who exist across many countries (Jews)

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Oct 23, 2019

Are you implying that jewish people are not considered citizens of the countries they live in? Do jews not assimilate and practice the traditions and participate in the same communities as the other people in the same country? My guess is that the percentage of Jews is so small in 99.9% of countries that they do not have a significant impact on the average score of a nations IQ.

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Oct 21, 2019
Rupi:

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p>Who Are the Smartest People in the World?

The people who choose kindness over hate.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 21, 2019

Yeah, but like, actively choose, or passively because they just grew up being nice?

Vincet Voluntas - Will shall win

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Oct 21, 2019

Matchwood:
Yeah, but like, actively choose, or passively because they just grew up being nice?

It doesn't matter. All that matters is the present. To choose kindness over hate in the present - even if you've had kindness all your life, you may choose hate. Or even if you've had hate all your life, you could choose kindness.

But, it all begins with a thought. Thoughts, words, and actions.

If you've grown up in an environment of hate, neglect, lack of resources and such, filled with abuse and torn families, yeah it is going to take some work probably to know what kindness looks like.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 21, 2019

succesful entrepreneurs

WSO's COO (Chief Operating Orangutan) | My Linkedin

Oct 21, 2019

People who want to earn great money but understand life is not about money. Someone who wouldn't meet the criteria is an IB MD. This person grinded their butt off while sacrificing their lives (SO / parents / friends / kids) and even now that they make a ton of money, they can still never unplug as they're always on-call with their emails & constantly traveling, neglecting the people close to them.

You have to save & invest well so that you're not working absurdly hard your entire life while ignoring people that matter, your hobbies, etc.

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Feb 28, 2020

This is a good answer. 95% of this thread is bs.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 21, 2019

Me

Oct 23, 2019

Ed Thorp

Oct 27, 2019

Bruce Lee

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 28, 2019

All the suggestions here pale in comparison to Adam Neumann.

Kid cooked up some equity story and a bullshit startup without the typical finance background, duped some of the largest VCs into giving him money, blew investor money doing whatever the fuck he wanted (private jets, exotic trips, etc), siphoned off investor money by over-billing his shitty startup (leases of his own buildings, company name use, etc.) got investors to re-invest more money, got banks to kiss his ass for a failed IPO attempt, and finally forced investors to pay him >$1b to fuck off.

Beat that...

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Oct 28, 2019

Do you think most of the people on Reddit are broke? I was just taking a shit stoned and I'm like yo am I arguing with a bunch of broke folks right now

edit: I deleted "on the toilet" after "stoned" because im like yo thats redundant right?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Oct 30, 2019

I have a feeling some of them are unemployed stoners who just fuck around all day but also I have enough proof that specific pages are actually filled with very qualified and most likely rich people who use it when they can.

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Oct 28, 2019

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Oct 29, 2019

Genghis Khan

Oct 30, 2019

Joe

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Feb 24, 2020

Ah, yeah, he's a great guy, but have you heard he died of ligma?

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Feb 24, 2020

The man who most probably deserves the title of "Most Raw Intellectual Power on the Plane" is a horse rancher with a frame like a linebacker on steroids. Seems like a nice guy, really, despite being literally fucked over by life in every single account.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Langan

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Feb 26, 2020

Obviously the top math and physics geniuses: Terrence Tao, Grigori Perelman, Ed Witten

Feb 26, 2020
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