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Think Like A Freak

by Stephen Dubner, Steven D Levitt

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | May 13, 2014 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.63 × 6 × 1.01 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416517

ISBN - 13: 9781443416511

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Think Like A Freak

by Stephen Dubner, Steven D Levitt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.63 × 6 × 1.01 in

Published: May 13, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443416517

ISBN - 13: 9781443416511

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Just as a warm and moist environment is conducive to the spread of deadly bacteria, the worlds of politics and business especially— with their long time frames, complex outcomes, and murky cause and effect— are conducive to the spread of half-cocked guesses posing as fact. And here’s why: the people making these wild guesses can usually get away with it! By the time things have played out and everyone has realized they didn’t know what they were talking about, the bluffers are long gone. If the consequences of pretending to know can be so damaging, why do people keep doing it? That’s easy: in most cases, the cost of saying "I don’t know" is higher than the cost of being wrong— at least for the individual. Think back to the soccer player who was about to take a life- changing penalty kick. Aiming toward the center has a better chance of success, but aiming toward a corner is less risky to his own reputation. So that’s where he shoots. Every time we pretend to know something, we are doing the same: protecting our own reputation rather than promoting the collective good. None of us want to look stupid, or at least overmatched, by admitting we don’t know an answer. The incentives to fake it are simply too strong. Incentives can also explain why so many people are willing to predict the future. A huge payoff awaits anyone who makes a big and bold prediction that happens to come true. If you say the stock market will triple within twelve months and it actually does, you will be cel
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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.

About the Author

Steven D. Levitt received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1989 and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1994. He is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago where he has been teaching since 1997. He was awarded the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal, an award that recognizes the most outstanding economist in America under the age of 40. He is the coauthor, with Stephen J. Dubner, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. He also wrote SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak with Stephen J. Dubner. While attending Appalachian State University, Stephen J. Dubner started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He eventually stopped playing music to earn an M.F.A. in writing at Columbia University, where he also taught in the English Department. He was an editor and writer at New York magazine and The New York Times before leaving to focus on writing books. He is the coauthor, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. He also wrote SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak with Steven D. Levitt. His other works include Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and The Boy with Two Belly Bu
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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR FREAKONOMICS:

"Genius. . . . Has you gasping in amazement." -WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Prepare to be dazzled." -MALCOLM GLADWELL, AUTHOR OF OUTLIERS

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