Turning points: John D’Agostino


“I have probably chosen the least efficient path to success possible,” declares John D’Agostino, chief operating officer of a New York-based energy hedge fund and former Nymex whizz kid. “Every time I arrived at a crossroads, I would look at the two decisions A and B, where A was a safe path that could lead to a lot of money, but find myself drawn to path B, which just seemed more satisfying and, if the world ended suddenly, would leave me with some really interesting