> The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one > persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all > progress depends on the unreasonable man. G. B. Shaw, *Maxims for > Revolutionists* While cramming for the CFA level 1 exam the past 3 weeks, I can't let go of the fact that I'm leaving my work out cold on the table. This sense of urgency feels like every minute that I delay my trading system development projects, bits of them will fall apart. This weekend I finished reading through my Schweser study notes from cover to cover, to cover to cover, and repeat that 3 more times for a total of 5 books. It's certainly useful and interesting material. But I can't see the value of cramming for 3 more months to memorize everything in even more excruciating detail. No term will be without a definition in my head and no problem will be without a solution on my BA II Plus calculator. Just so I can say that I passed my level 1 exam on my resume. What the curriculum offers is information, but what we need more in this world is wisdom. I stand by my belief that [credibility is as important as experience and skills]. However, that doesn't mean that I need to head for the path most traveled. Why can't I be unreasonable and push my limit to do what I've always been set out to do. Credibility can be gained from attaching professional designations to your name, but it can also be gained from simply achieving results in the real world. So this morning, before going to work, I took the first baby step in turning this little hobby of mine into a real business. I registered a business entity with our government. After 10 years of [trading], 5 years [blogging about the market], and 3 years in [trading system development], today is day 1 of Quantisan Systems! And this -- is how my business got officially started. My plan towards [unreasonable goals] in a world of reasons is finally set in motion.