The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.
Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationallyâ€”to think, that is, like a Freak.
Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, youâ€™ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying theyâ€™re from Nigeria.
Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak:
- First, put away your moral compassâ€”because itâ€™s hard to see a problem clearly if youâ€™ve already decided what to do about it.
- Learn to say â€œI donâ€™t knowâ€â€”for until you can admit what you donâ€™t yet know, itâ€™s virtually impossible to learn what you need to.
- Think like a childâ€”because youâ€™ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions.
- Take a master class in incentivesâ€”because for better or worse, incentives rule our world.
- Learn to persuade people who donâ€™t want to be persuadedâ€”because being right is rarely enough to carry the day.
- Learn to appreciate the upside of quittingâ€”because you canâ€™t solve tomorrowâ€™s problem if you arenâ€™t willing to abandon todayâ€™s dud.
Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealingâ€”and so much fun to read.
Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 0062218336
Language : English
No of Pages : 288
Edition : First Edition
Publication Date : 5/12/2014
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 8.4x5.6x1.3
Book weight : 0.01
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