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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 may like if you liked Freakonomics.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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Explore the inner workings of the mind in this groundbreaking book that explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, emotional, and intuitive while System 2 is slower, more analytical, and logical. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of both systems and learn how to tap into the benefits of slow thinking. With practical insights into decision-making in both our personal and professional lives, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to guard against mental pitfalls and gain a deeper understanding of the way we think.
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Twelfth Edition)
Burton G. Malkiel - 2019-01-01 (first published in 1973)
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Learn about the full range of investment opportunities—from 401k contributions to retirement planning—in this authoritative guide on Wall Street. The latest edition includes new insights on cryptocurrencies and tax-loss harvesting. Burton G. Malkiel will help you navigate today's financial markets and make smart investment decisions.
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The Intelligent Investor
The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
Benjamin Graham - 2006-02-21 (first published in 1949)
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This classic investment guide has been updated for today's market conditions. Benjamin Graham's philosophy of "value investing" teaches how to shield investors from substantial error and develop long-term strategies. With updated commentary by financial journalist Jason Zweig, readers gain a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles. This edition is a vital and indispensable read for anyone striving to reach their financial goals.
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The Big Short
Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis - 2015-11-16 (first published in 2010)
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This must-read book is a gripping exposé on the real story behind the financial meltdown. Michael Lewis crafts a compelling narrative through a cast of unlikely heroes, shedding light on the bizarre and secretive world of bond and real estate derivative markets. With a balance of indignation and dark humor, this #1 New York Times bestseller is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand how this crisis came to be.
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Barbarians at the Gate
The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Bryan Burrough - 2005-12-13 (first published in 1989)
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An iconic account of the corporate takeover frenzy of the 1980s, Barbarians at the Gate is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of business and power. With a detailed and gripping narrative, authors Bryan Burrough and John Helyar capture the greed and double-dealing that led to the fall of RJR Nabisco, one of America's biggest corporations. Even decades later, the cautionary tale of Barbarians at the Gate remains relevant and riveting.
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Liar's Poker
Michael Lewis - 2010-03-15 (first published in 1989)
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Liar's Poker takes readers behind-the-scenes of Wall Street in the 1980s, following the rise of a fresh Princeton and London School of Economics graduate into a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers. With hilarious anecdotes, Lewis recounts the frat-boy culture, ambitious gambling, and deception rampant in the once-in-a-lifetime age of American business.
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Common Sense on Mutual Funds
Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
John C. Bogle - 2000-10-19 (first published in 1999)
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Discover expert insights on investing in mutual funds in this updated book by a renowned pioneer in the industry. Written in an accessible style, this resource offers timeless advice on building a strong investment portfolio while navigating through a range of investment options. Learn how common sense and simplicity can outperform costly complexity, and how a low-cost, diversified portfolio can lead to long-term success. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to secure their financial future.
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Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2005-08-23 (first published in 2001)
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C.) explores the role of luck and randomness in investing and financial markets. He argues that people tend to underestimate the impact of randomness on success and failure, and warns against relying on predictions and forecasts when making investment decisions. With a mix of anecdotes, philosophy, and practical advice, Fooled by Randomness presents a thought-provoking perspective on the nature of uncertainty and our own biases. It's a must-read for anyone interested in finance, investing, or decision-making in general.
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Gang Leader for a Day
A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
Sudhir Venkatesh - 2008-01-10
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Embedded inside one of Chicago's most notorious housing projects, a graduate student befriends a gang leader named JT and experiences their crack-selling business, neighborhood dynamics, and complex hierarchies. Gang Leader for a Day examines the morally ambiguous yet highly intricate struggle for survival in urban war zones while detailing the complicated friendship that develops between two young and ambitious men. Riveting and raw, this account provides a vivid and sympathetic portrayal of lives usually ignored or misrepresented.
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Mark Zuckerberg
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Selections from Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Charles MacKay - 2003-09-01 (first published in 1841)
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Explore historic financial manias in this riveting and absorbing book about market psychology. Charles Mackay's account of John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania highlight the driving forces of financial markets: fear and greed. With hindsight, Mackay's masterful chronicling of these social and financial histories proves to be an absorbing thriller and an excellent historical document. A century and a half later, it remains as vibrant and relevant as ever, serving as a cautionary tale for modern-day investors.
SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Manias, Panics and Crashes by C. Kindleberger
How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
Investment Leadership by Jim Ware
Unique Process Advisors by Dan Sullivan
Soccernomics by Simon Kuper Stefan Szymanski
Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Traction by Gino Wickman
Reducing the Risk of Black Swans by Larry Swedroe
Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Probable Outcomes by Ed Easterling
Mastering Market Timing by Richard A. Dickson