Just in case you haven’t heard, Freakonomics: The Movie is on its way…

Just in case you have’t heard, Freakonomics:  The Movie (Six Rogue Filmmakers Explore the Hidden Side of Everything) is on its way… From the website: FREAKONOMICS is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with… Read More Just in case you haven’t heard, Freakonomics: The Movie is on its way…

Now, this is an endorsement of a book! — Levitt loves Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, as does Dubner

The Freakonomics/Superfreakonomics guys really like Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto.  (I will be presenting a synopsis of this at the April First Friday Book Synopsis). Here’s Levitt… If there is one topic that I have no natural affinity for, it is checklists. I don’t use checklists. I’m not interested in checklists. Yet, against all odds,… Read More Now, this is an endorsement of a book! — Levitt loves Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, as does Dubner

Malcolm Gladwell — One of Newsweek’s Top 10 New Thought Leaders

Newsweek has a great series of short articles on the top 10 new thought leaders. I read about this on Twitter from Guy Kawasaki.  He wanted us all to read about Steve Jobs by the Fake Steve Jobs.  Yes, Kawasaki is correct – it is priceless.  And Kim Kardashian wrote the piece about Twitter. But… Read More Malcolm Gladwell — One of Newsweek’s Top 10 New Thought Leaders

Superfreakonomics and the Parable of the Horse Manure — (There is So Much I Don’t Know)

One of my great embarrassments is that there is so much that I do not know.  There’s much that I don’t know that it’s ok that I don’t know, and then there’s more that I don’t know that I should know — but I don’t.  That’s the embarrassing part. Take the subject of horse dung. … Read More Superfreakonomics and the Parable of the Horse Manure — (There is So Much I Don’t Know)

The Freakonomics guys are back at it — with Superfreakonomics

The Freakonomics guys are back at it. In their first book, Freakonomics:  A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, the economist and journalist duo of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner made quite a splash with a whole new set of questions, and a new way of looking at many things…  Here’s an excerpt:… Read More The Freakonomics guys are back at it — with Superfreakonomics

Do you read books to change your mind? — Why do we read books?

The set up: This morning, Andrew Sullivan, who blogs on one of the The Atlantic blogs, wrote a post entitled Bipartisan Book Club. It was a discussion regarding economics.  Someone from the conservative end of the spectrum was asking if there were books by competent folks that he could read to give him the other… Read More Do you read books to change your mind? — Why do we read books?