Friday, September 5, 2014
Think Like a Freak by Seven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Think Like a Freak is Levitt's and Dubner's third Freakonomics book (there is also: Freakonomics: a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything and it's follow up Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance). This addition is all about trying to help readers think a little bit more like the authors of this book. Tips include thinking like a child (sometimes) and asking some questions that may seem obvious. If you liked the Freakonomics you will most likely find this book interesting and it definitely makes you look at things differently. This reader liked it more than Super Freakonomics, but the first is still the favorite. However, for those that did read Super Freakonomics there is an amusing bit of information given regarding terrorists and life insurance. Overall and enjoyable read or listen* (this book, along with the others in this series, is read by Stephen J. Dubner).
For more Freakonomics you can check out their podcast.
If you like Think Like a Freak you may also want to check out:
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely