I know I put up this poem last year, in the heat of the election and seasonal change and economic apocalypse, but let’s put it up again this year, for another time of transition:
“How to Like It,” by Stephen Dobyns
These are the first days of fall. The wind
at evening smells of roads still to be traveled,
while the sound of leaves blowing across the lawns
is like an unsettled feeling in the blood,
the desire to get in a car and just keep driving.
A man and a dog descend their front steps.
The dog says, Let’s go downtown and get crazy drunk.
Let’s tip over all the trash cans we can find.
This is how dogs deal with the prospect of change.
But in his sense of the season, the man is struck
by the oppressiveness of his past, how his memories
which were shifting and fluid have grown more solid
until it seems he can see remembered faces
caught up among the dark places in the trees.
The dog says, Let’s pick up some girls and just
rip off their clothes. Let’s dig holes everywhere.
Above his house, the man notices wisps of cloud
crossing the face of the moon. Like in a movie,
he says to himself, a movie about a person
leaving on a journey. He looks down the street
to the hills outside of town and finds the cut
where the road heads north. He thinks of driving
on that road and the dusty smell of the car
heater, which hasn’t been used since last winter.
The dog says, Let’s go down to the diner and sniff
people’s legs. Let’s stuff ourselves on burgers.
In the man’s mind, the road is empty and dark.
Pine trees press down to the edge of the shoulder,
where the eyes of animals, fixed in his headlights,
shine like small cautions against the night.
Sometimes a passing truck makes his whole car shake.
The dog says, Let’s go to sleep. Let’s lie down
by the fire and put our tails over our noses.
But the man wants to drive all night, crossing
one state line after another, and never stop
until the sun creeps into his rearview mirror.
Then he’ll pull over and rest awhile before
starting again, and at dusk he’ll crest a hill
and there, filling a valley, will be the lights
of a city entirely new to him.
But the dog says, Let’s just go back inside.
Let’s not do anything tonight. So they
walk back up the sidewalk to the front steps.
How is it possible to want so many things
and still want nothing? The man wants to sleep
and wants to hit his head again and again
against a wall. Why is it all so difficult?
But the dog says, Let’s go make a sandwich.
Let’s make the tallest sandwich anyone’s ever seen.
And that’s what they do and that’s where the man’s
wife finds him, staring into the refrigerator
as if into the place where the answers are kept-
the ones telling why you get up in the morning
and how it is possible to sleep at night,
answers to what comes next and how to like it.
James Harry Simons is anecdote of the most loaded hedge assets managers of all time. His comrades, Rejuvenation technologies, is always high on the pay for rankings. Simmons is also only of the riches people in the planet with a capture merit of 8.5 billion dollars. His role relies on the blue blood of the analyses his employees make. A fate of them carry Ph.Ds in mathematics, physics and other fields of body of laws and have paltry or no sense in finance. Their chore is to build models that boost the entourage foretoken amount changes of exceptional securities.
Simons is a previous MIT- refined mathematics professor. Like some other endow founders he didn’t have a penetrating experience in money up front starting. But he knew that his schooling of statistics and his make a proposal to of trading could be a potent competitive dominance in the market.
His procedure to supervision is also very engrossing and refreshing. He organizes a weekly convention with his researchers. The picture is to parcel as many ideas as possible. And they do because their wages depends on the profit of the whole fund. They acquire a firm inducement to lend a hand and communicate. It’s a collective astuteness oriented tender-hearted of organisation.
Suffer to’s change a muster of what tools James Simmons use:
– An unlatched environment
Everybody knows what others do. Everybody can access the train’s resources.
– Shared ideas
The weekly meeting is rather inspirational for researchers who can parallel their findings with others.
– A compensation based on the undivided stable profits
Employees share their ideas because they know that choice not only emoluments them but also others.
This thoughtful of superintendence can be effective with a view every fellowship but hedge funds seems the perfect recognize to mechanism it.