Results tagged “penguin”

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BOOKS

Think Like A Freak
Levitt & Dubner (Penguin)
★★✩✩✩

In 2005, the double act of Steven D Levitt (economist) and Stephen J Dubner (writer) stumbled upon a new name for the old practice of thinking outside the box - Freakonomics.

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Sting Man
By Robert W Greene (Penguin)
★★★✩✩

American Hustle - David O Russell's Oscar tipped film with the big hair and the big cast - is not, in case you were wondering, a Transatlantic take on the antics of Mickey Bricks, Albert Stroller and Ash "Three Socks" Morgan.

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David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits And The Art Of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell (Allen Lane)
★★★★✩

David and Goliath. Great story. That David. Beat the odds. didn't he. with his sling and stuff against the big bruiser Goliath. Every loser wins, as TV's Nick Berry once said.

That's not how it was.

Doink! You what?

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Brick By Brick
David Robertson
(Random House)
★★★★✩

Once Lego was just a box of bricks. Wildly popular once but its fading fortunes took the company to the brink of collapse.

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POPULAR SCIENCE
Stuff Matters
Mark Miodownik
Penguin, £18.99
★★★★✩

IN A NUTSHELL
In this fascinating little read, master of materials Mark Miodownik takes a snapshot of his home and begins picking apart the substances that make our world.

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