Generic Finance is to Euclidean Geometry what Synthetic Finance is to Topology

‘The loose and flexible topological view of the world [feels] very comfortable. Geometry seem[s] straight laced and conservative in comparison. If geometry is dressed in a suit coat, topology dons jeans and a T-shirt.’

— David Richeson, Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedra Formula and the Birth of Topology, Princeton University Press, 2008