# Talent Isn’t What It Used to Be

People often ask me what I know about math. Surely, a guy who makes autonomous day trading algorithms is highly skilled with numbers? Alas, I always disappoint. Because honestly, I’m not a numbers guy. I learned my multiplication tables when I was 15. My stomach churns at the slightest hint of algebra. And the calculus I did in high school? Forget it. I mean, a certain strong quality of mine made me good at it. But it was never…