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Vikram Bath

Vikram Bath is the pseudonym of a former business school professor living in the United States with his wife, daughter, and dog. (Dog pictured.) His current interests include amateur philosophy of science, business, and economics. Tweet at him at @vikrambath1.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Thanks. I hadn’t heard of this until now, but it looks like I’ll be watching it soon.Report

  2. Avatar zic says:

    Sounds interesting; reminds me of my younger sprout and sweetie, honestly. They’d rather live modestly and follow their experimental natures.

    But in all honestly, the trust fund helps. Money is a facilitator, all the patience in the world won’t help if all your time is drained away worrying about stuff like the rent and putting food on the table. Money buys you the luxury of time to devote.Report

    • Avatar Vikram Bath in reply to zic says:

      The film makes it very clear that this is all enabled by money earned through his company.

      I know you didn’t contradict this, but I think it’s worth pointing out that money is certainly not sufficient. Most of my life that I have had free time and could do anything with it, I watched Gilligan’s Island reruns. I think most people would react similarly uselessly with a trust fund. Some fraction would, of course, do something useful. And a smaller fraction would do something that might be called ambitious, like learn Mandarin. I would submit that even among those with the capability, very few are willing to pursue projects where the outcome is truly uncertain and the path has not been illuminated by another.Report

  3. Avatar The Sanity Inspector says:

    I saw Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring when it came to my city. A thrill!Report

  4. Avatar ScarletNumbers says:

    For those who don’t know, the “Penn” in the title is Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, who produced and wrote the movie.Report