How early I can retire
Recognition from my peers
By whether or not I made the world a better place.
The balance of my bank account.
I cook the books and spend as much as possible on models, bottles, and blow.
I call up my friends to see if they have a hot stock tip.
I borrow a great deal more money and set my sights on a big target.
I carefully research all potential investments, and only invest if everything feels right.
I live day-to-day, minute to minute, and invest in the same way.
I tell everyone to stop worrying, I’m here.
Panic and start shorting everything.
Sit back and watch the fireworks, we prepared for this weeks ago.
I admire my handiwork as it unfolds
Go shopping, everything is on discount.
Who cares... there's always money to be made from suckers.
I want to be my own boss
I enjoy climbing to the very top of a massive hierarchy.
I'm into the intellectual aspects of finance.
You will hear my name and tremble in fear.
Smash and grab baby.
I thrive in the shadows, discreetly accumulating massive wealth.
Nah, I'm a saint.
I've had to bury a few people on my way up.
My moral compass seems to have malfunctioned.
I reject your morality and substitute my own.
I'm almost universally loved and admired.
I get along with most people.
I'm pretty controversial.
I've got my fair share of enemies.
If they had their way, I would be hanged from the nearest tree.
On the trading room floor.
In the boardroom, lording over all.
At the negotiation table.
On MSNBC spewing wisdom
In a stripclub.
In my office, buried in research.
In the shadows.
I built this, there ain't no way i'm letting it go.
Sure, they can have some of my breadcrumbs.
Sharing is caring, but family comes first.
Well, you can't take it with you right?
At the top of my ever-growing empire.
Retired and living the life.
Broke and living on a beach.
Out of the rat race, maybe teaching.
Without a doubt.
A combination of hard work and talent got me to where I am today.
Maybe not, but I know how to use the people around me.
Seriously, this isn't rocket science.
I crush their hopes and dreams.
I use my friends in high places.
I work to undermine them.
I confront them head on. Bring it!
I do my best to ignore them, soon I'll have passed them by anyway.