Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Think like a freak: the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062218339
9780062218384
9780062218360
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 31405583-b0a6-f751-ca0d-570462b2ba58
Grouping Title think like a freak the authors of freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
Grouping Author levitt steven d
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-16 23:27:48PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-16 19:12:23PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dubner, Stephen J,
author Steven D. Levitt
author2-role Dubner, Stephen J,author.
author_display Levitt, Steven D
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Goodlettsville
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Inglewood
Looby
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Old Hickory
Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
East - Adult Non-Fiction
Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction
Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction
Looby - Adult Non-Fiction
Madison - Adult Non-Fiction
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
Old Hickory - Adult Non-Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction
Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description The New York Times bestselling authors of Freakonomics offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms.
format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 31405583-b0a6-f751-ca0d-570462b2ba58
isbn 9780062218339
9780062218360
9780062218384
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793464 Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf IN
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793662 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf GH
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793738 Looby - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf LO
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793506 East - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out EA
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793456 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf GH
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793589 Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf GO
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793704 Madison - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf MA
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793563 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793399 Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793407 Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out EP
ils:CARL0000431799 FF00086171 Antioch High - Teen Non-Fiction 153.4 LEV 1 false false On Shelf 60110
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793548 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793415 Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf EP
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793621 Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf TL
ils:CARL0000431799 A02005111 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction NF 153.43 LEV 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793381 Old Hickory - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf OH
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793647 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf GH
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793639 Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793373 Madison - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false On Shelf MA
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793746 Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out SE
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793720 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793555 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 153.43 L6668t 1 false false Checked Out MN
overdrive:455c8ce9-2be5-4255-a389-7c75b7491305 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:8de72b5d-8383-4cba-b111-5bffae4316d9 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 5 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-17T00:12:23.85Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 153.43 L6668t
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
East
Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Goodlettsville
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Inglewood
Looby
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Old Hickory
Richland Park
Southeast
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780062218339
publishDate 2014
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000431799 Book Books First edition. English William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014] xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
overdrive:455c8ce9-2be5-4255-a389-7c75b7491305 eBook eBook English HarperCollins 2014
overdrive:8de72b5d-8383-4cba-b111-5bffae4316d9 eAudiobook Audio Books English HarperAudio 2014
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793464 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793662 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793738 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793506 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793456 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793589 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793704 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793563 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793399 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793407 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793548 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793415 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793621 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793381 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793647 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793639 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793373 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793746 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793720 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000431799 35192045793555 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:455c8ce9-2be5-4255-a389-7c75b7491305 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:8de72b5d-8383-4cba-b111-5bffae4316d9 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Cognitive psychology
Problem solving
title_display Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
title_full Think Like a Freak The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain / Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
title_short Think like a freak :
title_sub the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
topic_facet Business
Cognitive psychology
Nonfiction
Problem solving
Psychology
Sociology