When to Rob a Bank: ...and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It’s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast. When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: 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. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.
Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life
Who better to give advice to aspiring leaders than Donald Trump, America’s best-known entrepreneur? Trump’s most basic strategies, principles, and thoughts are abridged here for the perfect pocket-sized gift for a budding boss. Donald Trump shares his thoughts on life, personal and professional, in essays that reveal his winning strategies and lofty goals. With a foreword by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Trump covers “Learn to Think on Your Feet,” “Keep it Short, Fast, and Direct,” “There are Times When You Should Move On,” and “How to Get Rich.” This is an abridgment of the Vanguard hardcover, published in April 2009.
Business Decision Making In a Week: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Series)
Written by Martin Manser, a leading expert on choosing and determining business solutions, Business Decision Making in a Week quickly teaches you the insider secrets that will help you choose the right path. The book's seven straightforward chapters explain the key points, and questions at the end test your knowledge of the subject. Throughout the book you will find cartoons and diagrams that make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.
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