Freakonomics Rev Ed
Score: 4
From 820 Ratings

Freakonomics Rev Ed


  • Author: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 2489809 Bytes


The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth.Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—...

Freakonomics Rev Ed
Score: 3.5
From 3,790 Ratings

Freakonomics Rev Ed


  • Author : Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061792809


Freakonomics Rev Ed Book Description :

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant...

Activate Your Brain
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Activate Your Brain


  • Author : Scott G Halford
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626341982


Activate Your Brain Book Description :

A Wall Street Journal Bestselling ebook! Axiom Business Book Bronze Award Winner Push your brain to full power, for success at the office and at home Would you like more control over your life and your work? Would you like greater stamina as you carry out your daily tasks? How about more significance and meaning as you move forward in your career? Scott Halford shows us how we can all find these things if we simply understand how to activate the full potential of the brain. This incredible organ is still full of mystery, but we know enough to harness its power better than ever before. We just have to recognize how the brain works, and understand the actions we can take to help it perform at its best. Combining research, anecdote, and inspiration, Act...

Turn of the Century
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Turn of the Century


  • Author : Kurt Andersen
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2011-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307785572


Turn of the Century Book Description :

As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new sh...

Think Like A Freak
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Think Like A Freak


  • Author : Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443416535


Think Like A Freak Book Description :

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about al...

The Armchair Economist
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Armchair Economist


  • Author : Steven E. Landsburg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471112232


The Armchair Economist Book Description :

Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economi...

It s Up to Us

It s Up to Us


  • Author : John Kasich
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488056352


It s Up to Us Book Description :

A Little Book about Big Change We all want the same things. We want to live a life of purpose and meaning. We want to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. We want to leave the world a better place. And yet we spend so much time wringing our hands over what’s wrong and not nearly enough time fixing those things within our control. John Kasich has walked the corridors of power both in the politics, as a former leader of Congress, governor of Ohio, presidential candidate, and in the private sector, as an in-demand public speaker, best-selling author and a strategic advisor to businesses and large non-profits. Yet he’s seen that the most powerful movements have started from the bottom up. Rather than waiting on Washington, the solutions...

Simple Rules
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Simple Rules


  • Author : Donald Sull
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544409903


Simple Rules Book Description :

Outlines an approach to high-performance problem-solving and decision-making that draws on insights from survival guides, pop culture and other sources. Co-written by the award-winning author of The Upside of Turbulence. 75,000 first printing....

Superfreakonomics
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings

Superfreakonomics


  • Author : Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-06-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141030708


Superfreakonomics Book Description :

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest....

IIMA Day To Day Economics
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

IIMA Day To Day Economics


  • Author : Satish Y Deodhar
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184002966


IIMA Day To Day Economics Book Description :

The economy isn’t just for the economists to debate on. All of us are affected by its ups and downs—global recession, rise in interest rates, or hike in food prices. But do we understand the principles at work and how and why they really affect us? Day to Day Economics is an enjoyable, accessible, and extremely user-friendly book that explains the modern day Indian economy to the layperson. In this relevant book, Professor Deodhar explains the role of the government and its involvement in different aspects of the economy; the need for the RBI and its functions; and how taxes, stock markets, and recessions work. Day to Day Economics will help you go beyond the facts and figures in the budget and connect the trends to your daily life. As with all I...

Franklin Scandal
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Franklin Scandal


  • Author : Nick Bryant
  • Publisher : Trine Day
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936296446


Franklin Scandal Book Description :

A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union and took the author beyond the Midwest and ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention....