Results tagged “penguin”
More Fool Me
Stephen Fry (Penguin)
Oh, Stephen. Oh, deliciously wicked Stephen. What troubles come your way and how quickly they pass on by. For yours is a life of ineffable privilege and Houdini sleight.
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir (Penguin)
The authors have a "big idea", another in the newly popular field of behavioural economics. The nudgers and freaks are joined by the lackies - those who live with scarcity.
"Shifting baseline syndrome" is a curse of the re-wilding movement, one of a list of foes that also includes sheep, Scottish landowners and stupid EU diktats.
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.
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.