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Think Like a Freak: Secrets of the Rogue Economist
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on 14 June 2014
Great book. The authors are witty and present a number of case studies that show how our thought processes and reasoning are heavily influenced by the world in which we live. This isn't a self-help book but rather a book that opens your eyes to an alternative philosophy of approaching life.
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on 3 July 2014
Entertaining but lightweight. I didn't find any deep or new insights.
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on 11 August 2014
Felt very brief, almost as if they'd decided the topics in a rush and then struggled to come up with anecdotes to match. I really enjoyed both Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics but this felt like it came short of the mark. I wouldn't recommend this unless it were particularly cheap/free.
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on 29 December 2014
Very entertaining - a good read, although the authors draw rather a lot on research from Freakonomics, ie repeat themselves a bit, and draw the reader into somewhat convoluted arguments to support a point they are making. Their first book was definitely their best
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on 11 October 2014
I was just looking any book when I stumbled across this.A very good read and certainly gives you food for thought to think a different way.Whether or not I'll suddenly want to become a hot dog eating world record holder is another matter.Really good.Enjoy.
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on 17 April 2015
very good -- it should get everybody thinking, with some excellent examples. if everybody read it, it might bring an end to the wooden thinking that exists in too much of modern society. Can't recommend it too highly.
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on 19 February 2015
Very enjoyable read.

Not quite as interesting as the Freakonomics books in my opinion, but still a full of curious findings.
Covers a wider range of stories briefly rather than visiting fewer in depth.
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on 7 April 2015
Great read if you like Gladwell, some good ideas and thought provoking advice. Didn't give me the wow of the other books (perhaps after those and the blogs I already think like a freak), so 4 rather than 5 stars.
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on 16 March 2015
Interesting read - having read similar books and knowing something about Freakonomics already there's little revelatory but and interesting and fun read all the same that still makes you think.
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on 14 June 2015
I'm glad that I paid much less than full price for this book. It was incredibly short with not much content. Whilst some ideas were intriguing, I felt empty and unsatisfied at the end.
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