The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic
ISBN: 0061995045
EAN13: 9780061995040
Language: English
Publication Date: May 17, 2011
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 0.92" H x 8.00" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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 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 to make 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 bad habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more. 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.