Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN: 9780062218339
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. 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 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. Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak: First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud. 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.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 1846147565
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Like a Freak Book Excerpt:

From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner 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.

Play Among Books

Play Among Books
Author: Miro Roman,Alice _ch3n81
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-12-06
ISBN: 3035624054
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Among Books Book Excerpt:

How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Frank Stern,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2005-05
ISBN: 9780060731328
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freakonomics Book Excerpt:

The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 9780063032378
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freakonomics Book Excerpt:

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt--Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline--reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant--and brilliantly entertaining--account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Doing Good Better

Doing Good Better
Author: William MacAskill
Publsiher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 1783350504
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Good Better Book Excerpt:

Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons can do more good than charity workers; and why giving to a relief fund is generally not the best way to help after a natural disaster. By examining the charities you give to, the volunteering you do, the goods you buy and the career you pursue, this fascinating and often surprising guide shows how through simple actions you can improve thousands of lives - including your own.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 0061956279
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freakonomics Book Excerpt:

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q & A with the authors.

Dataquest

Dataquest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computer industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Finweek

Finweek
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Finance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fortune

Fortune
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies
Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 9780062390851
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everybody Lies Book Excerpt:

An Economist Best Book of the Year A PBS NewsHour Book of the Year An Entrepeneur Top Business Book An Amazon Best Book of the Year in Business and Leadership New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

Researching Law

Researching Law
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legal research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Business World

Business World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economist

The Economist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economic history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Books Out Loud

Books Out Loud
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 3212
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Audiobooks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chicago Tribune Index

Chicago Tribune Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chicago tribune
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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