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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
The Nature of Things
Lucretius - Jul 26, 2007
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The acclaimed new translation of the classic poem at the heart of Stephen Greenblatt’s The SwerveLucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is morta...
Nick Kokonas
Read On the Nature of Things.      source
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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