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

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HarperCollins, Jun 1, 2010 - Decision making - 334 pages
How can confusing directions actually help us? Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? 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 about how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more. 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.--From publisher description.

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Humans are deeply flawed and our decision-making skills are at times irrational and at times easily influenced by extraneous conditions. Dr. Ariely shares some of his research on human decision-making. Read full review

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Well, the title is misleading, unfortunately. Basically the theme is that we can embrace the fact that we're fallible humans, *but* it's important to understand our fallibilities so we can learn to ... Read full review

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