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The Patterning Instinct

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A few weeks ago, I was browsing Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park and saw a new book called¬†The Patterning Instinct¬†on their Recommended Reading table. Anything with the word “pattern” in it catches my eye, but it turns out this doesn’t have anything to do with the kinds of patterns you and I deal with in the financial markets. Instead, it is an engaging and deeply thoughtful exploration about how culture informs the way we think, live, and engage with one another (and with higher powers).