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  • Published: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846147562
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Think Like a Freak

Secrets of the Rogue Economist



A toolkit for thinking from the writers behind the wildly successful Freakonomics

The Freakonomics books have come to stand for challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; thinking differently about how the world works. 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: 1 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846147562
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

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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Praise for Think Like a Freak

[Praise for Superfreakonomics] Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions . . . great fun . . . Superfreakonomics travels further than its predecessor

Tom Standage, Sunday Times

[Praise for Superfreakonomics] There's material here not just for one conversation, but for several

Daily Mail

[Praise for Superfreakonomics] A humdinger of a book: page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila

The Times

Levitt and Dubner's zeal for statistical anomalies is as undimmed as their eye for a good story . . . lie back and let Levitt and Dubner's bouncy prose style carry you along from one peculiarity to the next

Sunday Telegraph

[Praise for Superfreakonomics] Diagrams, charts and photos alongside the original text explain how things like the Endangered Species Act endangered species and why real people don't behave like people in labs. It's a very cool edition of a very smart book

BBC Focus

Journalist Stephen J Dubner and his co-author, the economist Steven D Levitt, have enraged everyone from climate-change activists to child-safety campaigners by applying rational economic thinking to emotive subjects

Emily Dugan, The Independent on Sunday

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