"Freakonomics", le best-seller du New York Times, a changé la manière dont nous voyons le monde en explorant la face cachée des choses. "Pensez comme un freak", le nouveau livre de Steven D. Levitt et Stephen J. Dubner, est leur ouvrage le plus révolutionnaire à ce jour.
Ils savent toujours aussi bien raconter une histoire, tout en avançant une analyse non conventionnelle. Ils nous font partager leur manière de penser et nous proposent une nouvelle approche pour résoudre les problèmes. Les sujets qu'ils nous proposent vont du monde des affaires à la philanthropie, en passant par le sport et la politique, et ils ont tous pour but de nous donner les clés pour renouveler notre manière de penser.
Vous découvrirez les secrets du plus gros mangeur de hot-dogs, la raison pour laquelle un médecin australien a avalé des bactéries dangereuses et pourquoi les arnaqueurs nigérians prennent soin de dire qu'ils viennent du Nigeria dans leurs courriels.
Levitt et Dubner voient le monde comme personne. Et maintenant, vous aussi vous pouvez adopter leur point de vue. Il n'y a jamais eu penseurs plus iconoclastes et divertissants.
Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
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 salaryBecause sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.
Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics.Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, Freaks and Friends demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.
From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a FreakThe 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 readable and 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 e-mail 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.Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.