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Books like Freakonomics

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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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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Get a Grip on Your Business
Gino Wickman - 2012-04-03 (first published in 2007)
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Discover the practical method of achieving business success with Traction. This book offers simple yet effective ways to strengthen the six key components of your business to overcome personnel conflicts, profit issues, and inadequate growth. Learn how successful companies apply Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses and how you can too.
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The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis - 2004-03-17 (first published in 2003)
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Discover how Billy Beane, the general manager of a struggling Major League Baseball team, defied traditional scouting methods and built a winning team on a tight budget by relying on carefully interpreted statistical data. Michael Lewis's Moneyball is a thrilling insider account of the 2002 season in which Beane acquired prospects that were overlooked by other teams and transformed castoff veterans into top performers. Along the way, we meet fascinating characters such as an overweight college catcher who Beane takes in the first round, a sidearm pitcher plucked from the White Sox triple-A club, and Scott Hatteberg - a catcher rebuilt as a first baseman. With highly accessible explanations of baseball stats and a roadmap of Beane's economic approach, Moneyball is a must-read for business people and sports fans alike.
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The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell - 2008-11-18
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This book explores the world of high-achievers and what makes them different. Gladwell argues that we focus too much on successful people themselves and not enough on the unique culture, family, and experiences that set them apart. From software billionaires to great soccer players, Gladwell explores what factors contribute to exceptional success. The book is both entertaining and thought-provoking, making it a must-read for anyone interested in achieving greatness.
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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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Predictably Irrational
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely - 2008-02-19
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Discover why we make seemingly irrational decisions in our lives, from overspending on a meal to buying a car, in this groundbreaking and expanded edition of a New York Times bestseller. Author Dan Ariely challenges the assumption that we behave in rational ways and reveals the systematic and predictable nature of our misguided behaviors. Explore fascinating insights into the biases and tendencies that make us predictably irrational in this compelling read.
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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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How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
Investment Leadership by Jim Ware
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Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt
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Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins
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