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Stephen J. Dubner
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Freakonomics Author To Speak In Park University's Xerox Lecture

Park University - Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling book Freakonomics, and its sequel, Superfreakonomics, will provide business and management lessons from Superfreakonomics as the featured speaker of Park University's third annual Xerox Global Business Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Kansas City's Folly Theater, beginning at 7 p.m.

Freakonomics, published in 2005, became an instant best-seller and cultural phenomenon, with more than 4 million copies sold worldwide, including more than 1.5 million in the U.S. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book; was short-listed for the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award; received a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education; is a BookSense Book of the Year; and was named a Notable Book of 2005 by The New York Times.

The book made the world safe to discuss the economics of crack cocaine and the impact of baby names. But Superfreakonomics, dubbed the "freakquel" and released in October 2009, is a book that is even bolder, funnier and more surprising than the first. It retains an off-kilter sensibility, but also tackles a host of issues at the very center of modern society, such as terrorism, global warming and altruism.

Dubner is the author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and a childrens book, The Boy with Two Belly Buttons. He was an editor and writer for New York Magazine and The New York Times Magazine, and he has written for publications such as The New Yorker, Time and The Washington Post. In addition, his journalism has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. Dubner and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt write a monthly "Freakonomics" column for The New York Times Magazine, and they maintain a popular website, www.freakonomics.com, called "the most readable economics blog in the universe."
Source : Originally Published Park University, Sep 3, 2010
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Posted 9/3/2010 08:09:37 AM | Permalink
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