But money probably meant less to him than to any of them. He found his passion in the intellectual challenge of trading. About Hilibrand, the number 2 guy. 50 "The pursuit of money may have been central to their lives, but as is often the case, it went far beyond any conceivable lifestyle needs. The money was a scorecard, a proof of their superlative trading skills."90 "For men who prided themselves on being disciples of reason, their drive to live on the edge seemed inexplicable, unless they believed that becoming the richest would certify them as also being the smartest." 109

— roger lowenstein  

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