The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic

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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic

by Dan Ariely

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 28, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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In his groundbreaking book,Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us to make unwise decisions. Now, inThe 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 bad habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more.The Upside of Irrationalitywill change the way we see ourselves at work and at home-and cast our irrational behaviors in a more nuanced light.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 in

Published: April 28, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061995045

ISBN - 13: 9780061995040

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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic

The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic

by Dan Ariely

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 in

Published: April 28, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061995045

ISBN - 13: 9780061995040

About the Book

Behavioral economist and "New York Times"-bestselling author Ariely ("Predictably Irrational") returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our temptation to cheat in any and all areas.

From the Publisher

How can large bonuses sometimes make CEOs less productive?
Why is revenge so important to us?
How can confusing directions actually help us?
Why is there a difference between what wethinkwill make us happy and whatreallymakes us happy?

In his groundbreaking book,Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us to make unwise decisions. Now, inThe 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 bad habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more.The Upside of Irrationalitywill 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 Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is the founder and director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in many outlets, including theNew York Times, theWall Street Journal, theWashington Post, theBoston Globe, and others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, Sumi, and their two creative children, Amit and Neta.

Editorial Reviews

"Sly and lucid. . . . Predictably Irrational is a far more revolutionary book than its unthreatening manner lets on." (New York Times Book Review)