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Enjoyed Freakonomics? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Freakonomics. Here are 27 books that you’ll like if you liked Freakonomics.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
The Big Short
Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis - Feb 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets whe...
The Intelligent Investor
The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
Benjamin Graham - Feb 21, 2006 (first published in 1949)
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More than one million hardcovers soldNow available for the first time in paperback!The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market ConditionsThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields invest...
Moneyball
The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis - Mar 17, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Billy Beane, general manager of MLB's Oakland A's and protagonist of Michael Lewis's Moneyball, had a problem: how to win in the Major Leagues with a budget that's smaller than that of nearly every other team. Conventional wisdom long held that big name, highly athletic hitters and young pitchers with rocket arms were the ticket to success. But Bea...
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Barbarians at the Gate
The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Bryan Burrough - Dec 01, 2009 (first published in 1990)
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One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980s.New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism b...
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Common Sense on Mutual Funds
Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
John C. Bogle - Dec 02, 2009 (first published in 1999)
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John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in 1999, much has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle. Now, in this completely updated Second Edition, Bogle returns to take another critical look at the mutual fun...
Outliers
The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell - Jun 07, 2011 (first published in 2008)
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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to w...
Liar's Poker
Michael Lewis - Mar 15, 2010 (first published in 1989)
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for...
Predictably Irrational
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely - Apr 27, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expand...
Traction
Get a Grip on Your Business
Gino Wickman - Apr 03, 2012 (first published in 2007)
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Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.The Entr...
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Twelfth Edition)
Burton G. Malkiel - Jan 13, 2020 (first published in 1973)
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Whether you’re considering your first 401k contribution, contemplating retirement, or anywhere in between, A Random Walk Down Wall Street is the best investment guide money can buy. In this new edition, Burton G. Malkiel shares authoritative insights spanning the full range of investment opportunities—including valuable new material on cryptocurren...
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Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
Investment Leadership by Jim Ware
Unique Process Advisors by Dan Sullivan
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
Reducing the Risk of Black Swans by Larry Swedroe
SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Probable Outcomes by Ed Easterling
Manias, Panics and Crashes by Robert Z. Aliber
Soccernomics by Simon Kuper
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins
Mastering Market Timing by Richard A. Dickson