Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak

The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything.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 offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. The topics 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.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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062218384

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1aa
Jul 21, 2016

Entertaining to listen to, but not very edifying nor especially helpful either (get ALL the information, consider the incentives of each person involved, delay decisions somewhat, etc.).

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Revacard
Jun 29, 2016

I've listened to all the Freakanomic podcasts, so I found most of this stuff mentioned in this book mentioned in their podcast. But if you aren't a loyal listener to the podcast, I'd recommend reading it. It's still good, just personally it felt regurgitated.

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jkvalley73
Jan 27, 2016

Very interesting. Makes me want to read their other books. I gained some new insight into persuasion and creative thinking.

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rtc1945
Oct 21, 2015

Spectacular book on how to think and live your life.

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TheresaAJ
May 06, 2015

The authors warn that if you follow their advice, expect to be unpopular or even ostracized by other people. Their premise is that most people don't trust the data when making decisions. Instead, their internal beliefs and/or moral compasses more strongly determine their decisions. As in their previous two books, Dubner and Levitt use startling examples to illustrate their points. You can even participate in their online poll to determine big decisions in your life with the toss of a coin. Interesting, provocative reading!

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sheronann2000
Feb 01, 2015

enjoyed this for the ways problems need to be approached. Stretches our thinking

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DigitalDiva
Nov 12, 2014

Listening to this book was entertaining and easy to listen to because it's a collection of true stories which try to convince you to look at problems differently in order to solve them.

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JudithE
Oct 25, 2014

Loved it!! And found it useful.

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Bududo
Aug 30, 2014

As with their previous books, Freakonomics, and Superfreakonomics, the authors proceed to relate several interesting stories to illustrate key lessons on how to look at problems in a fresh light. The attempt in this book draw general lessons that the reader can apply to problems in their life. The basic issue with the premise is that when they analyze a problem, the solution in hindsight looks obvious. But solutions to problems in our own life by nature are not obvious.

denniszen Aug 21, 2014

For some reason I could not find a way to download this.

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