Book Review | Outliers: The Story of Success

Let me clarify a couple of things at the outset about 'Outliers: The Story of Success'. First, the name 'Outliers' imparts a wrong impression of a book based on crucial statistical observations (incidentally, an outlier in the world of statistics is an observation which is far removed from other values in the data set) and … Continue reading Book Review | Outliers: The Story of Success

Superfreakonomics

Ever since Freakonomics attained a cult status in 2005, a legion of pop economics books have inundated the bookshelves. While a great deal of them are a futile exercise to cash in on the new-fangled love of readers for 'easy economics', there are a few that actually tower above the trendsetter such as Tim Harford's … Continue reading Superfreakonomics

Book Review | Freakonomics

Freakonomics book review

Changing perceptions is a task entangled with difficulties. And this task becomes even more daunting when it entails altering the perceptions about a subject as dry as Economics. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, the two authors of 'Freakonomics' make a sincere effort to accomplish that in their book. 'Freakonomics' is a well-made mashup of pop … Continue reading Book Review | Freakonomics