"Your background is very compelling for a group we’re building out at the moment. The firm (~40-people) were founded by a self-made billionaire and ex-MIT Computer Science Professor (ex-Nobel Nominee) – they’re a high-tech quantitative trading firm [...]"
– random recruiter email
Wait, ex-Nobel Nominee? How does that even happen? Did you manage to get nominated and then un-nominated because, say, you're an evil quantitative trader? As far as I knew, once nominated, always nominated, even if you didn't win.