Tag: Think Like a Freak

What does it mean to be poor?

One of the first posts on Enrichmentality asked ‘What does it mean to be rich?‘. Today I’d like to think about what it means to be poor, to live in ‘poverty’.

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Is it time to quit?

Recently, I filled in the shortest form that I ever saw over the course of my career. A single page. And yet it was more difficult to complete than any of the 30+ page forms I’ve filled out before. It was a resignation form. Quitting doesn’t come to many of us easily. No one wants to be a ‘quitter’. But does having quit something necessarily make you a quitter?

The final chapter of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s excellent book Think Like A Freak, following on from their (Super)Freakanomics fame, is aptly titled ‘The upside of quitting’. They identify three important forces that bias us against quitting:

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