Russell Redenbaugh, a good friend of mine for the past 20 years or so, has been a great source of inspiration. He has triumphed over great adversity—losing his sight and the normal use of his hands—to become a successful investor, a world champion at jiu jitsu, and an influential voice in conservative political circles. I struggled with the loss of my hearing about 10 years ago, but that's nothing compared to what Russell has managed to accomplish. I consider him to be one of the smartest analysts and investors I know, and I feel privileged to have collaborated with him over the years.
In this video from a recent TED conference, he tells his story in 18 minutes.