A few weeks ago, the hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel was walking through a wooded area on his 200-acre farm in Northport, Michigan, shouting at goats. "A droite! A droite!" he called, urging the animals to return to a path from which they had strayed in order to nibble on the surrounding brush. When Spitznagel was first launching his goat cheese farm, called Idyll Farms, around 2012, he hired consultants from France-- but of course-- to come to Michigan and help train him and his staff, and the goats have grown used to hearing commands in French. "A droite! A droite!" Spitznagel shouts, tapping on the ground with a long, hooked walking stick he sometimes uses to gently prod the animals....They seem intelligent, I said to Spitznagel. "They're herd animals," he responded. "They're as smart as any investment manager out there." [Worth]
Hedge Fund Manager Who Spoke To Goats In French Picks Up New Side Gig
Mark Spitznagel, whose plan to revive Detroit's economy via extremely sophisticated goats was ruined by narrow-minded city officials, will be doing a little political work for Rand Paul.