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.'
About the Authors
Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has triggered debate in the media and academic circles. He recently received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty.
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 of Levitt in The New York Times magazine. The extraodinary response that article received led to a remarkable collaboration.
'A phenomenon.' Observer
'Non-stop fun.' Evening Standard
'Brilliant . . . you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?' Sunday Telegraph
'Dazzling . . . a delight.' The Economist
Praise for Superfreakonomics
'Page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila.' The Times
'You are guaranteed a good time.' Financial Times
'Mind-blowing.' Wall Street Journal
'Travels further than its predecessor . . . Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions.' Sunday Times
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 23.1
Edition Number: 1