Andrew Lahde, a highly successful hedge fund manager, quits after taking his piece of the pie. Read more for some very interesting thoughts as to what he thinks is wrong with the world and his fixes: Hedge Fund Manager: Goodbye ... And Think Pot
"I am content with my rewards. Moreover, I will let others try to amass nine, ten or eleven figure net worths. Meanwhile, their lives suck. Appointments back to back, booked solid for the next three months, they look forward to their two week vacation in January during which they will likely be glued to their Blackberries or other such devices. What is the point? They will all be forgotten in fifty years anyway. Steve Balmer, Steven Cohen, and Larry Ellison will all be forgotten. I do not understand the legacy thing. Nearly everyone will be forgotten. Give up on leaving your mark. Throw the Blackberry away and enjoy life"
"May meritocracy be part of a new form of government, which needs to be established."