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Think Like A Freak

After two very successful books, societies across the globe bombarded authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner with emails. Ordinary thinkers were asking these mere mortals to do the work of higher powers: to cure obesity, famine, stupidity, and the financial crisis.  381 more words

Book Reviews

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

The authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain in their new book titled Think Like a Freak. Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and is known for applying economic theory to subjects normally ignored by traditional economics, such as the economics of drug dealing and the relationship between the legalization of abortion and the reduction in crime. 859 more words

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Whilst pondering those questions about shame, I was reminded about a recent Freakonomics podcast on failure.

For those of you unfamiliar with Freakonomics (though I can’t imagine that’s many of you), it is a book, blog, podcast and documentary from the brilliant minds of economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner. 754 more words


Book Review: Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

I have read the previous two books by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. They were fresh and exciting books that gave me a crash course into applicable (and fun) economic principles. 193 more words


Yes, Malcolm Gladwell, I am pretty dazzled!

‘When there aren’t enough hats to go around, the problem isn’t solved by lopping off some heads.’ –G.K. Chesterton


So my friend in college suggested that if I really like reading, I should pick this book up. 490 more words



Freakonomics Lite.

That’s how you could put Think Like A Freak in a nutshell, the latest book from economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner who created a sensation with Freakonomics about a decade back. 446 more words

Does Financial Literacy Work?

I listen to the Freakonomics podcast every week. I love it. I would listen to it daily, if it was produced that often. Recently, I decided to go back and listen to some back episodes and came across… 1,590 more words

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