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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141980119
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

Think Like A Freak

Secrets Of The Rogue Economist



n this Freak 'how-to' guide, the mavericks behind the Freakonomics phenomenon teach you their secrets: how to challenge conventional wisdom, unravel life's secret codes and think differently – that is, think like a Freak.  Levitt and Dubner see the world like no-one else.  Now you can too. 

In this Freak 'how-to' guide, the mavericks behind the Freakonomics phenomenon teach you their secrets: how to challenge conventional wisdom, unravel life's secret codes and think differently - that is, think like a Freak. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no-one else. Now you can too.'My gut reaction to this life-changing book is "Where have you been all my life?" You will turn pages with delight' Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express'Captivating, intellectually robust, funny, surprising and wise. What else can one ask?' Daniel Finkelstein, The Times 'Illuminating, good fun, endearing, genial ... I was delighted' Philip Roscoe, The Times Higher Education'It's about how to look at the world, and see the ugly truth ... excellent stuff' William Leith, Spectator'A phenomenon ... their approach has won them a cult following' Observer%%%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.'

  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141980119
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Stephen Dubner

Stephen J. Dubner lives in New York City. He writes for the New York Times and the New Yorker, and is the bestselling author of Turbulent Souls and Confessions of a Hero-Worshipper.In August 2003 Dubner wrote a profile in New York Times magazine. The extraordinary response that article received - from readers, the rest of the media and organizations including even the CIA and the Pentagon - led to a remarkable collaboration between journalist and rogue economist. Freakonomics is the eagerly anticipated result.

Steven Levitt

Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago and is editor of the Journal of Political Economy. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has made headlines and triggered debate in the media and academic circles. He recently received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, which is awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty.

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