Book Review: Think Like A Freak

Think Like a FreakThink Like a Freak, by  Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner, Harper Collins, NY, NY, 2014.  As an interesting follow-up to the previous “Freak” books, this book explores how the authors believe people think.

Overconfidence in our beliefs and poor understanding of our abilities and limitations often get us in trouble.

Understanding why we do something is often lacking, particularly when incentives are involved that can detract from the true purpose of the task.

It is a fascinating book, a quick read, and can be helpful in understanding how we think  about work and other daily activities.

Though the author doesn’t mention it, I couldn’t help but think that his principles apply to how we view retirement.