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Emotion is the enemy of rational argument

“An expert must be bold if he hopes to alchemize his homespun theory into conventional wisdom.  His best chance of doing so is to engage the public’s emotions, for emotion is the enemy of rational argument.  175 more words

(Non-)Masonic Book Review: Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak authors Steven Levitt and and Stephen Dubner are best known for their best selling book Freakonomics, in which they look at hidden incentives and unexpected correlations and causation in everything from sports to politics and crime, all through the lens of economic science. 1,914 more words

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Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner: Freakonomics

Surfing Malcolm Gladwell’s wake on the wave of popular social science books came a pair of writers who set the stage for many journalist/social scientist combinations. 785 more words

Management Thinkers

Happiness; can we attain it?

Today is the International Day of Happiness; are you happy? Would you like to be happier? Is there a way to be happier?

I recently listened to a podcast from the famous… 180 more words

Minimalism

Book Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

1.5/10

I listened to an audiobook

I will keep it short and (not so) sweet: I didn’t like this book at all.

Freakonomics is a book about economics. 519 more words

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Freakonomics

At the online hub for Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have expanded upon their 2005 bestselling book of the same name — with a blog, radio show, and more.

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Stephen Dubner -- The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight

“Storytelling has a power that goes well beyond the sum of its parts.”
– Stephen Dubner

Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. 1,126 more words

The Tim Ferriss Show