http://streetcapitalist.com/2010/10/24/generalists-vs-specialists/ [Broken] hello This article made me ponder a couple of questions that I think you might too after reading it. Why Witten chose Journalism as his major? To compensate for his kind of aspergoids traits?(I'm pretty sure he has Asperger, not that it is a bad thing, so maybe as a challege he seeked sociallt affine studies) How is that he could do all those acrobatics in his graduate studies(going from eco to math then physics)? He is obviously a genius but how is that Princeton noticed his unique skills(). I know his father was a bigshot on GR so was it because of family influences? Or was it because of extremely high marks at the GRE/SAT(GRE don't know if it can test math ability at such levels getting 800is pretty easy, maybe SAT that at those years had a higher ceiling) or other more specific test/interview??