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Think Like a Freak : The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

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Now in Paperback--the New York Times bestseller--and follow up to the revolutionary bestsellers Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics--with a new author Q&A.

With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner take us inside their thought process and teach us all how to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally. In Think Like A Freak, they offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 136.08g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062218344
  • 9780062218346
  • 559,046

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Utterly captivating. --Malcolm Gladwell, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Blink," "The Tipping Point," and "David and Goliath""
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Put away your moral compass. Learn to say "I don't know." Think like a child.Take a master class in incentives. Appreciate the upside of quitting. . . . And more!

Think Like a Freak is Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally--to think, that is, like a Freak.

Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They 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.

Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing--and so much fun to read.
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