DFA founder David Booth likes to say, “it’s about ideas,” and we certainly don’t know of another fund company that has been more about ideas than Dimensional Fund Advisors. And not just any ideas, but the best thinking coming out of academic research in the science of economics. As a consequence of that focus, the company has, from the beginning, filled its board of directors and advisory committees with top thinkers in the field. We don’t know of another fund company that has recruited so many Nobel Laureates, including such luminaries as Gene Fama, Myron Scholes, Merton Miller, and Robert Merton. In anticipation of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science’s announcement this coming Monday of the next Nobel Laureate in Economics, we thought we’d share a brief video devoted to the origins of this most idea-driven company.