Below is a video that has been featured on many blogs and has gone viral (over 1.3 million hits). It was so good decided to post it here also. Don't endorse all of what is said but it isn't to far off.
I recently just completed 1 year as a hedge fund manager (and I survived). Live near Austin Texas looking for investments that are undervalued and overvalued with an occassional trade thrown in. Graduated from Texas A&M University and worked in New York and Dallas for a couple of money management firms. I love the challange and the excitement you receive working for yourself.