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The Cool Numbers of Peter Fader

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The story goes that British mathematician G. H. Hardy was visiting the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in the hospital. According to Hardy:

I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. “No,” he replied, “it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.

Regardless of it being a logical fallacy, DSN belives that aping the habits of the great can make one great. Sometimes. So head over to a site where you can learn fasincating facts about numbers and perhaps end up the next Ramanujan.

The site is called coolnumbers.com and is run by Wharton’s Pete Fader a man of both both decision science and marketing. (Now that’s a cool combination.)