Mark Spitznagel recently received high praise from satirist, author and libertarian commentator P.J. O’Rourke. In his blog, O’Rourke dubbed the hedge fund investor “Ursa Major” (Great Bear) for having correctly predicted the last two bear stock markets. He also recommended Spitznagel’s 2013 book “The Dao of Investing.” Spitznagel splits his time between his office in Miami and a goat farm and award-winning artisanal cheesemaking operation in Leelanau County, Michigan. O’Rourke wrote that he shares with Spitznagel a belief that the Midwest will stage an economic comeback. He also wrote that Spitznagel can still recite his college yell:
Breck-ki-ki-kex! Ko-ax! Ko-ax!
Kalamazoo! Kazoo! Kazoo!
(Note to younger alumni: We checked. That really is the K yell. Memorize it before your next reunion.)