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Justin, I think your point about John Deuss and commodity traders can be applied more generally. Many of our past geniuses (in and beyond businesses) were "bad guys". And not only with today's moral compass. In many cases they were reprehensible in their own times also. At the time, they could easily shrug off their critics. Today, with social networks, public market scrutiny and other ways of moral policing, these type of behaviors and lifestyles are much more difficult to maintain. The modern geniuses are probably being nipped in the bud before we even notice them.

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