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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home :  The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home - Dan Ariely

The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

Author: Dan Ariely
Read by: Simon Jones

Audio CD

Published: June 2010
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The provocative follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational

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  • Why is there such a big difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy?
In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job, how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more.

Drawing on the same experimental methods that made Predictably Irrational one of the most talked-about bestsellers of the past few years, Ariely uses data from his own original and entertaining experiments to draw arresting conclusions about how—and why—we behave the way we do. From our office attitudes, to our romantic relationships, to our search for purpose in life, Ariely explains how to break through our negative patterns of thought and behavior to make better decisions. The Upside of Irrationality will change the way we see ourselves at work and at home—and cast our irrational behaviors in a more nuanced light.

About the Author

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Department of Economics. He is also the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and a visiting professor at MIT's Media Lab. Over the years he has won numerous scientific awards. Dan wrote this book while he was a fellow at the Institute for Advance Study at Princeton.

ISBN: 9780062009937
ISBN-10: 0062009931
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: June 2010
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Dimensions (cm): 14.99 x 13.92  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.24