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July 25, 2007

News & Opinion: How Freakonomics came to be.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I've been following the Freakonomics blog a lot lately (and they just suggested another economist's blog). Today, Stephen Dubner explained how Freakonomics came to be.
Back in 2003 Hugo Lindgren, an editor for New York magazine, asked Dubner to profile Steve Levitt. A reluctant Dubner accepted the assignment, met Levitt and profiled him.
Lucky for us, Dubner ignored Hugo's bit of advice on having a co-author or Freakonomics may have never existed.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.