Back to Blog Freak Out: Steven Levitt to Deliver Keynote at Engage 2017 by Kate Gwozdz on March 1st, 2017 We’re thrilled to announce that Steven Levitt, the award-winning writer and economist famous for taking an unconventional and analytical approach to problem-solving, is taking the main stage at Engage 2017. Levitt is the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers, the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 People Who Shape Our World. Steven Levitt and co-author Stephen Dubner left an indelible cultural mark in 2005 with Freakonomics, a book applying creative thinking filtered through the lens of an economist to solve life’s riddles. Freakonomics became an instant cultural phenomenon, spawning follow-up books, a film, a New York Times blog, and a podcast, all while spending an impressive eight years on the New York Times bestseller list. Solving a problem is hard enough; it gets that much harder if you’ve decided beforehand it can’t be done. Steven Levitt Think Like a Freak Levitt has used his limitless curiosity and unconventional approach to problem-solving to reveal hidden insights about everything from business to bagels and baby names—and that’s just the B’s! The guiding principles that define his work—the belief that simple questions can lead to startling conclusions and that data can tell surprising stories if you know where to look—have profound implications for staffing firms and leaders looking to adopt a unique perspective to their business decisions. With his trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, Steven will tell counterintuitive stories that enlighten, illuminate, and inspire. Register for Engage today to be a part of this can’t-miss keynote and learn how to approach your business like a freak. Learn More About Engage 2017 About Engage: Engage is the ideal event for exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with accelerating your business growth in the new relationship economy. You’ll learn to build better business relationships and more effectively engaging customers, candidates, and employees. We’ll explore the impact of emerging technologies on relationship-based businesses. Now celebrating our 10th year, Engage brings together practitioners and innovative business leaders in B2B services industries including Staffing and Recruiting, SaaS, and Consulting, but is still intimate enough that you’ll see some of your favorite staffing friends.