Stanley Druckenmiller: Top Trend Trader
"I had enrolled in graduate school to study for an economics degree. However, I found the program overly quantitative and theoretical, with little emphasis on real-life applications. I was very disappointed and dropped out in the second semester. I took a job as a management trainee at the Pittsburgh National Bank, with the idea that the program would provide me with a broad overview that would help me to decide an area of focus. I had been at the bank for several months when I received a call from the manager in the trust department. I hear you attended the University of Michigan, he said. When I confirmed his statement, he said, Great. He asked whether I had an M.B.A. I told him that I did not. He said, That's even better. Come on up; you're hired."
Mentor: George Soros
The New Market Wizards by Jack Schwager