Book Review: Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

Today I completed the book “Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain” by two very famous economists Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Steven was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006.

This book is totally based on facts and data and I got to know about how the economy approach works in real life and it cleared my doubts that it has nothing to do with money, and it is everything to do with facts and actual data. It is really a very long and tedious process.Every theory is backed by countless number of data here.

In this book there are stories involving people who shook the world by taking a really freaky approach and this book also tells us why we should opt for a strategy which is not conventional. This book talks about how to ask a better question to solve a problem and why is it important to ask better and different question to solve a  problem.
I also got to know the importance of feedback in real life and realized that how often we loose focus on giving and receiving feedback.

think like a freakI got to know why it’s important to focus on smalls problems rather than wasting energy and time in solving a lot bigger problem. I am not saying that bigger problems are not important but it helped me to gain a whole new perspective to look  at a problem irrespective of it’s size and how it can create a big impact, it was really a good experience to view things from an economist’s point of view.

I would suggest this book to people who would like to know what is happening inside the mind of person who is about to break a world record by many folds and what is his way of thinking and this is just one example, if you want to know answers to questions like that this book is for you.

Thank you,
Faisal

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