Chapter 18Investors' Operating Instructions

Analysis Focused on Strategic Assets

Imagine, you were just notified by your doctor of an appointment at XI:XLV on VIII-XX-MMXVI. Overcoming the initial temptation to switch doctors, you vaguely recall that you saw similar signs at the end of movie credits and in Super Bowl announcements (up to 2015), but you haven't the faintest idea what they mean. A Google search clarifies: these are Roman numerals, meaning that your doctor's appointment is at 11:45 on 8–20–2016. You should thank the thirteenth-century mathematician Fibonacci (Leonardo of Pisa) for liberating you of the clunky Roman numeral system inherited from the ancient world, and the picturesque, ...

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