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Nick Kokonas

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Nick Kokonas is an American restaurant executive and author.
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The Swerve
How the World Became Modern
Stephen Greenblatt - Sep 04, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily ale...
Nick Kokonas
Great book.     source
Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Aug 23, 2005
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Just as coincidence can be confused with causality, so the lucky idiot can be confused with the skilled investor. The realities of randomness and probability almost guarantee that, out of a large pool of random investors, a Warren Buffett will emerge just by luck. Taleb (the founder of Empirica L.L....
Nick Kokonas
Almost everyone in my office is forced to read Fooled by Randomness.     source
On the Nature of Things
Lucretius - Aug 31, 2001 (first published in 1955)
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Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura--long out of print--is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new Introductio...
Nick Kokonas
Read On the Nature of Things.     source
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