It Wasn't Obvious to Me
March 15, 2010 2:27 PM Subscribe
posted by JohnnyGunn (40 comments total)
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A lot of people figure things out, but it takes a special talent or maybe personality to figure it our and do something about it. Previously
, we heard about the man who wrote the software that blew up the economy. Now we find out whom
that software was written.
Michael Burry is the subject of Michael Lewis'
latest Wall Street book, The Big Short
. Michael Burry was a med student who figured out the impending subprime mortgage collapse, left the practice of medicine, set up a hedge fund, and created a market for a product that was the only way to bet against these subprime loans. He spent his whole life blaming his glass eye for his social awkwardness and his ability to focus in detail on any one subject. He later learned he had Asperger's. Can he credit that for his focus? What should he do about his son who has tested the same way? A related article and review. Also previously