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

The Upside of Irrationality Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our general behaviour, up close and personal. Full description

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

  1. Nick Michelioudakis says:

    A Review – for Educators

  2. tomsk77 says:

    A nice book If anything, Professor Ariely’s second book is even better than the first. Starting with ordinary incidents from real life he proceeds to describe his research and gradually the principle in each chapter crystallises. Then he considers the applications of this in various domains. Here are a few of his discoveries:‘We overvalue our work’ (p. 83). People who were taught origami and shown how to construct paper cranes or frogs, judged their creations as a lot more valuable than other people…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I quite enjoyed Predictably Irrational, though it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. This is a better book, though again in part for unexpected reasons.First up, it’s actually quite a personal book. Part of Ariely’s pitch is to remember our humanity, particularly in the face of policymakers who assume we are rational, self-interested maximisers. He draws a bit on his own experiences, in particular the very nasty accident that he suffered as a teenager, to point out where biases kick…

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