Haskell Gordon Haskell – for beautiful yet comprehensible music.
Brodsky Ио́сиф Бро́дский – for the cult of language.
Kahneman Daniel Kahneman - for top gear in decision making process (Thinking Fast and Slow).
Taleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb - for his helping hand in our efforts not being suckers (Antifragile, Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes).
AllenAllan Stewart Konigsberg, aka Woody Allen - for his prose, first.



Сергей Довлатов and Варла́м Шала́мов - for proving that it's possible to write readable.
Steinbeck John Steinbeck - for "Winter of Our Discontent".


Carl Verheyen, Pat Metheny, Jimmy Herring - for being losers in the wrong notes.

TarantinoQuentin Tarantino - for clear amateurish attitudes in implementation original art.
Camel, Steely Dan, John Mayer, Supertramp, 10cc, David Poe, Steven Wilson - for the quality and sensible music.
Matthew Stewart for The Management Myth, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein for Nudge, Karl Popper for The Open Society and its Enemies, Fredmund Malik for Managing Performing Living, Nate Silver for The Signal and the Noise, Maria Konnikova: Mastermind, Gerd Gigerenzer: Gut Feelings, Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner: Think Like a Freak, Robert Trivers: Deceit and Self-Deception, Daniel C. Dennett: Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking, Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.