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Book Review: "Think Like a Freak" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Brent Hopkins

I have rarely harped on it when writing here, (too busy raging at games and reviewing comic books) but I am a huge business and economics fan. 517 more words


On podcasts, long-form interviews and Timothy Ferriss

A little while ago, reporting from one of BBC Future Media’s briefing events, I discussed an exchange between filmmaker, comedian and consultant Dave Birss and the event’s host, Fiona Bruce. 773 more words

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This week on The Book Report


“Think Like a Freak” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
“The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph” by Ryan Holiday… 175 more words

Books To Read

Book: Think like a freak

Challenge: Read 28 books (20 of 28)

Date: August 12, 2014.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Think Like a Freak: The authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain… 228 more words


Should We Pay Kids to Go To School?

Yesterday a friend from Cincinnati asked me if I’d read a piece in Politico that discussed an innovative new program in Memphis targeting poverty by, as he put it, “paying kids to go to school.” I’d never heard of this program, so of course I had to go check it out. 629 more words

School Finance

Nigerian frauds decoded: Why the success of scamsters lies in their dumbness

The following email just popped into my mailbox. Have you ever received a similar email?

My Dearest Friend,
I am MR. PAUL ARUNA, The chief auditor in bank of Africa (boa) Burkina Faso West African, One of our customers, with his entire family was among the victims of plane crash and before his death, he has an account with us valued at $27.2million us dollars(twenty-seven million two hundred thousand us dollars) in our bank and according to the Burkina Faso law, at the expiration of Ten years if nobody applies to claim the funds a grace of one year also will be given before the money will revert to the ownership of the Burkina Faso government. 1,331 more words


More on using our minds.

Interesting sequel to yesterday’s post.

Yesterday,  I published a post under the title of Just to focus our minds.  It featured a chart that demonstrated how long Planet Earth would take to ‘recover’ if the human race disappeared today. 484 more words