10/03/2012 10:06 am ET Updated Dec 03, 2012

3 Things You Should Never Assume

Quartz interviewed Charles Ardai, a managing director of the DE Shaw group, chairman of the board of directors of the computational chemistry company Schrödinger, founder and CEO of Juno (he took the company public); publisher of Hard Case Crime, pulp fiction writer, a consulting producer on the SyFy channel series Haven, and father of Evidence.

We asked him what advice he had to offer our readers; these are his answers. You might also enjoy reading the main interview, The banker who asked Stephen King for a blurb and got a book instead.

In Ardai's own words:

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