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Should you read it: probably.

Will you learn a lot from it: definitely not (at least in my opinion!).

When my friends asked me how it was , the only word that kept coming in my mind was “uninspiring”.

Some of the lessons they talk about, actually got me thinking – If applied in today’s world would do more harm than good. For example –

(1) Learn to say ” I don’t know”. Imagine telling that to your boss? Aren’t we taught to say yes to every assignment given to you and learn how to do it later without acknowledging that you don’t know.

(2) Attack the root cause of the problem – Pretty common knowledge I would say.  What would have made this part of the book much beneficial is how to identify the root cause of the problems? How to differentiate between symptoms and causes ?

(3) Think like a child – easier said than done – don’t you think so?

That being said, there were certainly some advice that made the book worth one read.

“The ideas about quitting and letting go of the ideas that don’t work, and persuading people using the weaknesses in your argument are definitely worth a second thought.”

Overall though, as I told my friends, it’s a pretty uninspiring book and it fails to deliver on its promise of “How to think smarter about anything”

What are your thoughts on the book?

You can also refer to below links to lead what the experts have to say about this!

http://www.businessinsider.com/lessons-from-think-like-a-freak-2014-6?op=1

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-05-08/book-review-think-like-a-freak-by-steven-levitt-and-stephen-dubner

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