The Resource Think like a freak, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt., (electronic resource)

Think like a freak, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt., (electronic resource)

Label
Think like a freak
Title
Think like a freak
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 t o 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
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levitt, Steven D
Dewey number
153.43
Index
index present
LC call number
BF449
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dubner, Stephen J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Social Science
  • Problem solving
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Thought and thinking
  • Economics
  • Skills
  • Popular Culture
Label
Think like a freak, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=455C8CE9-2BE5-4255-A389-7C75B7491305
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o877888995
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062218360
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00268107
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
455C8CE9-2BE5-4255-A389-7C75B7491305
System control number
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  • (Sirsi) o877888995
  • (OCoLC)877888995
Label
Think like a freak, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt., (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=455C8CE9-2BE5-4255-A389-7C75B7491305
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o877888995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062218360
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00268107
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
455C8CE9-2BE5-4255-A389-7C75B7491305
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o877888995
  • (Sirsi) o877888995
  • (OCoLC)877888995

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