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Summary of Think Like a Freak

Summary of Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner | Includes Analysis


Think Like a Freak is about approaching common problems with a unique and childlike mindset to find practical and real solutions. The authors, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, first explain that thinking like a freak involves understanding what incentives motivate people. Since most people tend to put their own interests first, it can be hard to get a group of people to move towards a goal together. This is why understanding what incentives people are truly interested in is so important.

Levitt and Dubner explain that thinking like a freak is easy, but few people do it because they tend to simply adopt the views of others. They also let bias color their worldview. Finally, they feel they have no time to consider how, or about what, they think.

The hardest words for people to say are those that admit a lack of knowledge about something…

PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Inside this Instaread Summary of Think Like a Freak

Overview of the Book
Important People
Key Takeaways
Analysis of Key Takeaways

About the Author

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