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August Discussion: Think Like a Freak by S. Levitt and S. Dubner

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Book Club Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 15 Aug 18:00 - 19:30

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If you find economics boring, read this book! It might change your opinion and prompt you to ask more questions about long-established norms. This is the third book in the "Freakonomics" series, but you don't have to read previous two to understand stories and examples in this book (they are both amazing though).

And now the description from Goodreads:
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.