This quote leapt out at me:
Q: Where did you learn about finance?
A: You don’t learn much in grad school. Half the formulas they teach you are false. It’s a lot of self-study. I read a lot of finance books, and I usually read them with a calculator because I go through the math to make sure I master the formulas.
One other line that I could not agree more about: “It’s a lot of self-study.”