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Virtual Event – Tim Harford and Adam Grant
March 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to present a special 6:00 pm author program as we welcome Tim Harford, “perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world” and author of the new book, The Data Detective, in conversation with Adam Grant, one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40, and author of the new book, Think Again.
In The Data Detective, Tim Harford uses new research in science and psychology to set out ten strategies for using statistics to erase our biases and replace them with new ideas that use virtues like patience, curiosity, and good sense to better understand ourselves and the world. As a result, The Data Detective is a big-idea book about statistics and human behavior that is fresh, unexpected, and insightful.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event on Zoom, visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJfz6WtxS1Sc5AcgIZgPXQ.
After you register you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the event on Monday, March 15 at the special 6:00 CT start time.
The Data Detective by Tim Harford and Think Again by Adam Grant are both available to purchase from Magic City Books in store or online. You can stop by the store or call us at 918-602-4452 to purchase a copy or shop at the links below.
About The Data Detective
Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That’s a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn’t be suspicious of statistics–we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often “the only way of grasping much of what is going on around us.” If we can toss aside our fears and learn to approach them clearly–understanding how our own preconceptions lead us astray–statistics can point to ways we can live better and work smarter.
As “perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world” ( New Statesman), Tim Harford is an expert at taking complicated ideas and untangling them for millions of readers. In The Data Detective, he uses new research in science and psychology to set out ten strategies for using statistics to erase our biases and replace them with new ideas that use virtues like patience, curiosity, and good sense to better understand ourselves and the world. As a result, The Data Detective is a big-idea book about statistics and human behavior that is fresh, unexpected, and insightful.
Tim Harford is an award-winning columnist, broadcaster, and economist. He is the author of Messy, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and the million-selling The Undercover Economist, and is the host of the Cautionary Tales podcast. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and in 2019 he was awarded an OBE for services to improving economic understanding.
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is one of TED’s most popular speakers, his books have sold millions of copies, his talks have been viewed more than 25 million times, and his podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant has topped the charts. His pioneering research has inspired people to rethink fundamental assumptions about motivation, generosity, and creativity. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune‘s 40 under 40, and has received distinguished scientific achievement awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation. Adam received his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and he is a former Junior Olympic springboard diver. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their three children.