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The Big Hair Theory

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As the bear market continues to swing its scythe across the idiocy of the past dozen years, one notion I’m glad to see get laid waste is the Crazy Hair Equals Genius theory. I suppose the pop culture notion of Albert Einstein is the foundation for this, but the big winner in this delusion over the past decade was Alex Karp, who usually looked stark raving mad and, thus, was assumed to be a super-genius. As Palantir stock makes plain, however, this has been an unalloyed disaster.

Exhibit A: Alex Karp and His Company
Exhibit B: James Altucher, the “crypto genius”