My mother’s father’s name was Daniel. He died of cancer when she was only ten years old. Just like my grandmother, he survived the german occupation of Warsaw during the second world war. There are people who seem to believe in the magic of names – even if it only takes the form of self fulfilling prophecies. Here is then a “collection” of other people who call themselves with this name, whom I have come across in one way or the other.
Daniel Pink – the author of the book “Drive” – one of the first books that pointed me in the direction of self determination, self definition, as opposed to living up to the standards of others or the society in general.
Dan Ariely – prof of psychology, author of several best selling books, known for his studies of human irrationality. His studies of our failures in perceiving the important as unimportant only because it is distant in time are mind boggling.
Daniel Suelo – moneyless man. There is much to say about money, or how a good friend of mine puts it – our love of it. Here’s a man who opted for simple living, ditching that concept altogether. This may seem irrational, but there is an insightful book that shows how we arrived at the use of money, and how much damage it is capable of inflicting on this planet. Debt: the first 5000 years by prof. David Graeber
Daniel Radcliffe – actor. Known mostly by his performance as Harry Potter, is getting more and more attention lately for his other gigs. The recent fantasy film “Horns” looks promising.
Danny Carey – drummer (Tool) – Tool is my favourite band, and their creations are heavily influenced with Danny’s drumming. He derives his inspiration from sacred geometry.
Dan Buettner – http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100 – Dan is here as I find this study quite inspirational.