Think Like a Freak - Chapter 5: Think Like a Child Summary & Analysis

Steven Levitt
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Thinking like a kid is a sure way to approach problems or events in an open and refreshing manner. Children are free of biases and conventional wisdom. Everything is new to them and so is their way of thinking about and approaching and problem. Children are uninhibited and have no shame spewing forth the wildest ideas that may run through their minds. When a person arrives at one of these “child-like” ideas it is best to give it some breathing room. Allowing time to evaluated the efficacy of the idea is where the adult way of thinking comes in to play.

Although thinking “big” sounds impressive, thinking like a freak is thinking small. Every problem that has faced man has been endlessly discussed and debated. It’s best to take on a small piece of a problem than try to...

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