Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781443416535

Think Like A Freak Book Review:

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 0062218336

Think Like a Freak Book Review:

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 rationally—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, you’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 they’re from Nigeria. Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak: First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’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 revealing—and so much fun to read.

When to Rob a Bank

When to Rob a Bank
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2015-12
  • ISBN : 0141982926

When to Rob a Bank Book Review:

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog--and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. Now they've gone through and picked the best of the best. Here, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?.--From publisher description.

SUMMARY - Think Like A Freak: The Authors Of Freakonomics Offer To Retrain Your Brain By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner

SUMMARY - Think Like A Freak: The Authors Of Freakonomics Offer To Retrain Your Brain By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner
  • Author : Shortcut Edition
  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Pages : 25
  • Relase : 2021-05-30
  • ISBN :

SUMMARY - Think Like A Freak: The Authors Of Freakonomics Offer To Retrain Your Brain By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner Book Review:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will discover the keys to a new approach to problem solving, proposed by the authors of Freakonomics. *You will also discover that : our origins shape our behavior more than it seems; thinking like a child can sometimes help to solve a problem; it is necessary to know and know how to manipulate incentives to achieve one's ends; it is possible to let the problem solve itself without effort; sometimes it takes giving up to find success. *Following the books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, by the same authors, the latter have received a large number of questions from readers, eager to find answers to their problems or to the problems of society, whether it is the issue of crime or abortion for example. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner did not, contrary to appearances, have a tool that could simply solve all the problems of the world. Instead, they used a particular approach to analyze problems in a different way and eventually begin to respond to them. This would be called freak thinking. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
  • Author : Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2015-06-17
  • ISBN : 0141980117

Think Like a Freak Book Review:

The Freakonomics books have come to stand for challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions. Now Levitt and Dubner have turned what they've learned into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking smarter, harder, and different - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Think Like a Freak offers rules like 'Put Your Moral Compass in Your Pocket,' 'The Upside of Quitting,' 'Just Because You're Great at Something Doesn't Mean You're Good at Everything,' and 'If You Have No Talent, Follow Levitt's Path to Success.'

Superfreakonomics

Superfreakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2010-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780141030708

Superfreakonomics Book Review:

Here at last is the long awaited sequel to the international bestselling phenomenon, Freakonomics. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have been working hard, uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from charity to terrorism and prostitution. And with their inimitable style and wit, they will take us on another even more gripping journey of discovery. Superfreakonomics will once again transform the way we look at the world.

If Mayors Ruled the World

If Mayors Ruled the World
  • Author : Benjamin R. Barber
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780300164671

If Mayors Ruled the World Book Review:

"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--

Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780061792809

Freakonomics Rev Ed Book Review:

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

The Voltage Effect

The Voltage Effect
  • Author : John A. List
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2022-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780593239483

The Voltage Effect Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A leading economist answers one of today’s trickiest questions: Why do some great ideas make it big while others fail to take off? “Brilliant, practical, and grounded in the very latest research, this is by far the best book I’ve ever read on the how and why of scaling.”—Angela Duckworth, CEO of Character Lab and New York Times bestselling author of Grit ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Men’s Journal “Scale” has become a favored buzzword in the startup world. But scale isn't just about accumulating more users or capturing more market share. It's about whether an idea that takes hold in a small group can do the same in a much larger one—whether you’re growing a small business, rolling out a diversity and inclusion program, or delivering billions of doses of a vaccine. Translating an idea into widespread impact, says University of Chicago economist John A. List, depends on one thing only: whether it can achieve “high voltage”—the ability to be replicated at scale. In The Voltage Effect, List explains that scalable ideas share a common set of attributes, while any number of attributes can doom an unscalable idea. Drawing on his original research, as well as fascinating examples from the realms of business, policymaking, education, and public health, he identifies five measurable vital signs that a scalable idea must possess, and offers proven strategies for avoiding voltage drops and engineering voltage gains. You’ll learn: • How celebrity chef Jamie Oliver expanded his restaurant empire by focusing on scalable “ingredients” (until it collapsed because talent doesn’t scale) • Why the failure to detect false positives early on caused the Reagan-era drug-prevention program to backfire at scale • How governments could deliver more services to more citizens if they focused on the last dollar spent • How one education center leveraged positive spillovers to narrow the achievement gap across the entire community • Why the right set of incentives, applied at scale, can boost voter turnout, increase clean energy use, encourage patients to consistently take their prescribed medication, and more. By understanding the science of scaling, we can drive change in our schools, workplaces, communities, and society at large. Because a better world can only be built at scale.

The Biggest Bluff

The Biggest Bluff
  • Author : Maria Konnikova
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2020-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780525522638

The Biggest Bluff Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Notable Book “The tale of how Konnikova followed a story about poker players and wound up becoming a story herself will have you riveted, first as you learn about her big winnings, and then as she conveys the lessons she learned both about human nature and herself.” —The Washington Post It's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know the rules when she approached Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. But she knew her man: a famously thoughtful and broad-minded player, he was intrigued by her pitch that she wasn't interested in making money so much as learning about life. She had faced a stretch of personal bad luck, and her reflections on the role of chance had led her to a giant of game theory, who pointed her to poker as the ultimate master class in learning to distinguish between what can be controlled and what can't. And she certainly brought something to the table, including a Ph.D. in psychology and an acclaimed and growing body of work on human behavior and how to hack it. So Seidel was in, and soon she was down the rabbit hole with him, into the wild, fiercely competitive, overwhelmingly masculine world of high-stakes Texas Hold'em, their initial end point the following year's World Series of Poker. But then something extraordinary happened. Under Seidel's guidance, Konnikova did have many epiphanies about life that derived from her new pursuit, including how to better read, not just her opponents but far more importantly herself; how to identify what tilted her into an emotional state that got in the way of good decisions; and how to get to a place where she could accept luck for what it was, and what it wasn't. But she also began to win. And win. In a little over a year, she began making earnest money from tournaments, ultimately totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. She won a major title, got a sponsor, and got used to being on television, and to headlines like "How one writer's book deal turned her into a professional poker player." She even learned to like Las Vegas. But in the end, Maria Konnikova is a writer and student of human behavior, and ultimately the point was to render her incredible journey into a container for its invaluable lessons. The biggest bluff of all, she learned, is that skill is enough. Bad cards will come our way, but keeping our focus on how we play them and not on the outcome will keep us moving through many a dark patch, until the luck once again breaks our way.

Stephen Roach on the Next Asia

Stephen Roach on the Next Asia
  • Author : Stephen S. Roach
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 429
  • Relase : 2010-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780470646045

Stephen Roach on the Next Asia Book Review:

As Morgan Stanley's chief Asia specialist, getting Asia right is Stephen Roach's personal obsession, and this in-depth compilation represents more than 70 of Roach's key research efforts not just on Asia, but also on how the region fits into the broad context of increasingly globalized financial markets. The book argues that the "Asia factor" is not a static concept, but rather one that is constantly changing and evolving. Broken down into five parts–Asia's critical role in globalization; the coming rebalancing of the Chinese economy; a new pan-regional framework for integration and competition; and a frank discussion of the biggest risk to this remarkable transformation–this book will help readers understand and profit from the world's most dynamic region.

Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-05-13
  • ISBN : 1443416517

Think Like A Freak Book Review:

The creators of the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to “think like a freak” and see the world more unconventionally and, ultimately, more clearly In their smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. In this dynamic, essential book, they turn your brain inside-out,teaching you how to think like a freak. Levitt and Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose, and they show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder and better decisions. Filled with illustrations and numerous short chapters, each functioning as a stand-alone entry into their “tool kit” for living and thinking like a freak, Levitt and Dubner offer entertaining and practical insights,from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed—With No Talent.” A must-have handbook for decision-making, Think Like a Freak willradically transform the way you look at every aspect of your life.

The Logic of Life

The Logic of Life
  • Author : Tim Harford
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780307371881

The Logic of Life Book Review:

In The Logic of Life, bestselling author Tim Harford quite simply makes sense of this world. Life often seems to defy logic. The receptionist is clearly smarter than the boss who earns fifty times her salary. Arbitrary lines starkly divide the desirable districts of the city from the dangerous ones. Voters flock to the polling booths to elect candidates who’ll rip them off to favour special interests. None of it makes logical sense — or does it? Economist and acclaimed author Tim Harford thinks it does. By weaving stories from locations as diverse as a Vegas casino to a barroom speed date, Harford aims to persuade you that people are, in fact, surprisingly logical. When a street prostitute agrees to unprotected sex, or a teenage criminal embarks on a burglary — perhaps especially when a racist employer disregards a black job applicant — we would seem to be a million miles from rational behaviour. Harford shows that, discomfitingly, we are not. It turns out that the unlikeliest of people are complying with the logic of economics and responding to future costs and benefits, often without realizing it; and socially tragic outcomes can have their roots in individually rational decisions. Brilliantly reasoned, always entertaining and often provocative, The Logic of Life is a book to help you understand yourself and the world around you.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
  • Author : Tim Harford
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-01-16
  • ISBN : 9781101613887

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back Book Review:

A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist. Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge fund managers to middle-class IRA holders, everyone must pay attention to how and why the global economy works the way it does. Enter Financial Times columnist and bestselling author Tim Harford. In this new book that demystifies macroeconomics, Harford strips away the spin, the hype, and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world’s economy actually works. With the wit of a raconteur and the clear grasp of an expert, Harford explains what’s really happening beyond today’s headlines, why all of us should care, and what we can do about it to understand it better.

Freaks and Friends

Freaks and Friends
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Allen Lane
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2015-05-05
  • ISBN : 0141980966

Freaks and Friends Book Review:

Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, Freaks and Friends demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781039002494

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Review:

In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

Play Among Books

Play Among Books
  • Author : Miro Roman,Alice _ch3n81
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2021-12-06
  • ISBN : 9783035624052

Play Among Books Book Review:

How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

The Anatomy of Peace

The Anatomy of Peace
  • Author : Arbinger Institute
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 498
  • Relase : 2008-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781427087614

The Anatomy of Peace Book Review:

The Armchair Economist

The Armchair Economist
  • Author : Steven E. Landsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2012-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781471112232

The Armchair Economist Book Review:

Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

Microeconomics

Microeconomics
  • Author : Austan Goolsbee,Steven Levitt,Chad Syverson
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Pages : 837
  • Relase : 2015-12-03
  • ISBN : 9781319066536

Microeconomics Book Review:

Like no other text for the intermediate microeconomics course, Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson’s Microeconomics bridges the gap between today’s theory and practice, with a strong empirical dimension that lets students tests theory and successfully apply it. With carefully crafted features and vivid examples, Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson’s text helps answer two critical questions students ask, "Do people and firms really act as theory suggests?" and "How can someone use microeconomics in a practical way?" The authors teach in economics departments and business schools and are active empirical microeconomics researchers. Their grounding in different areas of empirical research allows them to present the evidence developed in the last 20 years that has tested and refined fundamental theories. Their teaching and professional experiences are reflected in an outstanding presentation of theories and applications.