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The Resource Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
Title
Think like a freak
Title remainder
the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain
Statement of responsibility
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 email 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
Cataloging source
GO9
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Levitt, Steven D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dubner, Stephen J.
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  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognition
  • Problem solving
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Alltag
  • Wirtschaftssoziologie
  • Wirtschaftsphilosophie
  • Soziales Handeln
  • Problem solving
  • Cognition
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology
  • 2015NEWMARCH
Label
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What does it mean to think like a freak? -- The three hardest words in the English language -- What's your problem? -- Like a bad dye job, the truth is in the roots -- Think like a child -- Like giving candy to a baby -- What do King Solomon and David Lee Roth have in common? -- How to persuade people who don't want to be persuaded -- The upside of quitting
Control code
870699040
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780606369411
Lccn
2013372472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)870699040
Label
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain, Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What does it mean to think like a freak? -- The three hardest words in the English language -- What's your problem? -- Like a bad dye job, the truth is in the roots -- Think like a child -- Like giving candy to a baby -- What do King Solomon and David Lee Roth have in common? -- How to persuade people who don't want to be persuaded -- The upside of quitting
Control code
870699040
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780606369411
Lccn
2013372472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)870699040

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