A recent conversation I had on Facebook:
“I’ve actually been “following” you for a while…on your email list and websites.”
That’s kind of how it goes…see if the crazy trend following guy is actually useful…then maybe stick around!
“I was just talking with a hedge fund guy who recommended you.”
That’s nice. Always good to hear.
“I don’t want to take up your time, I know you’re busy and you aren’t in the free advice business…but I’m looking to either go to business school or trading of some kind. I don’t have a lot of capital right now. What do you suggest a young 26 yr old guy like me does? It’s brutal out there.”
My books, if you have not seen, are a good start. Lot’s of stuff there very relevant to your situation. Business school? I started an MBA at 25. Would never do again today. Waste of time IMHO.
“I know…I read that comment on your twitter…but starting a business or getting into trading with little capital isn’t so easy.”
But business school just delays the inevitable struggle. If you really want to do it, you will do it. If you don’t want to do it, you won’t (or you will delay). Life is easy. We make it hard! That’s all free advice for night!
“At the very least maybe getting a business degree would secure a job at a investment firm and lead to eventually starting your own investment firm or business. No easy choices. But thanks Mike. I appreciate it! I will keep following you.”
I would argue that your logic is right for some people, but mostly wrong for most people.
“Take care. I’ll contact you again when I’m rich. LOL”
Hey, you never know, insights here might end help you get to the rich thing.