Re: "The Predictors"

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 07:04:25 -0800 (PST)

From: Anders Sandberg <>

>>Brian D Williams <> writes:
>> "How a band of Maverick Physicists used Chaos theory to trade
>>their way to a fortune on Wall Street."
>> By Thomas A. Bass

>So they did earn money on windows of predictability?

This appears to be part of it.

I've only just started this book, but I can hardly put it down, it's packed with usefull heuristics (venture capitalists expect a tenfold return, 4-1 is a normal founder/worker equity ratio for a startup, 10% of salaries for bonuses etc) and where the real money and power are. (Hint: it's not Wall Street and the NYSE)

Not only all that, but it's a swell read....

I'd say must reading for Extropians investors and budding SI's.


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