Why are you still working?

Top-5-Roulette-Systems-and-StrategiesHaven’t you gotten rich yet? Have you ever asked yourself why? Reading this post by Chris Arnade, I think it is crystal clear: either you don’t know how Wall Street works or, alas, let’s say this is not for the faint of heart:

Here is a guaranteed way to get paid well if you work on Wall Street. Find a best friend at a competing bank or hedge fund and take opposite sides of the same large bet. In one year’s time one of you will have a huge profit and get paid well. The other person will have lost and perhaps be fired. The sum of both your profits will be zero, but the sum of what you get paid will be positive. Split the pay! (Chris Arnade, “Why It’s Smart to Be Reckless on Wall Street“)

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