Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
“I just look at some things and go, ‘Why is that? Why does it work that way?’ Oftentimes, the people most entrenched in a system have no idea why.”
— Nick Kokonas
Nick is the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC. He is also the founder and CEO of Tock, Inc, a reservations and CRM system for restaurants with more than 2.5M diners and clients in more than 20 countries. Nick has been a subversive entrepreneur and angel investor since 1996. He spent a decade as a derivatives trader, has co-written three books, and believes in radical transparency in markets and business.
"My work explores the principles of mastery that transcend capabilities and domains. I've learned that whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory, launch a new business, or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices underlying sustainable success are the same, supported by scientific evidence, and available to everyone. "
If you haven't checked out his book Peak Performance he coauthored with Steve Magness I would highly recommend.
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