What iam reading now – Freakonomics


On this trip to Hyderabad, i bought some books from the book hawkers on the footpaths. The ones i managed to accumulate

The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

Freakonomics – Steven Levitt

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

Straight From The Gut – Jack Welch

Kaoboys of R&AW – B Raman

….and a very sweet friend of mine gifted me “The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch

Guess how much the whole stuff cost me? Around 1500 rupees (USD 37 approx). The same books on Amazon would have costed me around USD 150.



  1. JB says:

    Freakonomics is a fantastic book.

    Lots of people though find issue with what Levitt has to say, in particular his association of abortion and crime. But to me, he makes a lot of sense.

    On the other hand, I think very little of Jack Welsh.

  2. dinsan says:

    Freakonomics is something that I am looking for.. since my reading habit was dying down .. i couldnt do much about it yet.. but I am seeing some improvement in myself now … u must write a review after you finish it : ) will wait for that

  3. Liju Philip says:

    yup even though some of the points that Levitt puts forth sound controversial, he does back it up with some solid research.

    Sure Dinsan. Will write a review once i finish the book.

  4. kirribilli says:

    I have to agree with JB,, Freakonomics is one of the best science/maths books I’ve read in a long time and makes you think too, always the sign of a good book.

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