To do something like Musk, you’d have to be at the 99%ile of not 2 or 3, but maybe 5+ skills and attitudes e.g. pain-tolerance, risk taking, long term vision, physics, engineering, luck and sheer energy
E.g. Taking food delivery to a growing economy like Viet Nam after seeing it work in US/China.
So maybe some smart people pluck trade risk for higher reward?
Musk just goes and picks up that $100.
A strong belief in “knowable secrets” – as opposed to trusting the efficient market hypothesis.
Hard is not defensible because once Pythagoreas proved the theorem, we began teaching it to kids within a few years