The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic is a book published in by behavioral economist Dan Ariely. This is Ariely’s second. Dan Ariely is a genius at understanding human behavior: no economist does a better job of uncovering and explaining the hidden reasons for the weird ways. This enhanced e-book of The Upside of Irrationality contains more than 50 minutes of video. Each chapter includes a video summary from the author as he explo.

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Predictably Irrational holds up well against the competition: Why is revenge so important to us? So can this hypothesis be sufficient to make a global theory?

Jan 04, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: It seems as though the author is trying to cash in on American’s trend of eating up books on this subject. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall into the right place in the long run. I also felt that the book is very well-written with a nice sense of humor.

The Upside of Irrationality

With these caveats in mind, I quite enjoyed the book. The Principles of Inductive Logic. In so doing, companies run the risk of taking away employees’ sense of the big picture, purpose, and sense of completion.

Why you may not like this book: The first chapter, “Paying More for Less: So, what does Behavioural Economics stand in opposition to? He believes this is the reason he chose the scholarly route. He was formerly the Alfred P. How can i contact you?

Books by Dan Ariely. This book is a refreshing change from today’s world of rhetoric and inane internet commenting backed up solely by people’s biased opinions.

There is a lovely bit in Bright-sided: Ariely recovered and went on to graduate from Tel Aviv University and received a Upxide. The author conducted studies based on his past irrational behaviours. There is nothing wrong with that, per se, but being purely oppositional can become tedious. Those who own our media and who run our companies are the same people who profit the most from our doing nothing to change the system.


Want to Read saving…. Dan Ariely’s previous book afiely behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. Also in the second half, Ariely discusses the dating market.

Yet another shows that people tend not to donate money to causes if they are given lots of statistics about the enormity of the problem. Just to cite one example, Ariely argues that high bonuses are not effective because when high qriely are involved people get nervous, and therefore, their performance drops.

Therefore, Ariely argues, big bonuses are not the best way to provide incentives to workers.

The optimal compensation is somewhere in the middle. He “proves” that by offering three different winning prices a small, medium and large bonuses to random people to play various games.

He served in the Israeli army and when 18 suffered third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body ratonality an accidental magnesium flare explosion during training. My residual rwtionality from the earlier book was of a smart, likable guy, with a knack for designing clever experiments to capture the irrational side of human behavior, particularly when making decisions with economic consequences.

Dan Ariely is one of my favorite non-fiction writers, so I was excited to find out that he’d come out with a new book, The Upside of Irrationalityand frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library.

Mariam Thalos – – Diametros Although this book is written after the author’s previous book Predictably Irrational The Upside of Irrationality is at its basis what it says it is. But we all like to find some meaning in the work. Or how it could if we let it. Behavioural Economics has become very popular. Sign in to use this feature. People need meaning in their lives and structuring their work so that it is meaningful is the best way to increase their performance, which is also why we tend not to give money to ‘save the planet’ causes as much as we give to find Snuggles, the lost ariel charities.


Ariely also describes how we’re much more likely to respond to the concrete need of one person, especially someone close to us, than the abstract need of many. And what’s more, it was the 1st book review I had ever written.

After all we are all humans. Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurancemight make you question the worth of continuing the brand, but not Mr Ariely’s books — his blogs are a constant joy and this book, although quite different from his last book, Predictably Irrational: Given the strength of Ariely’s first book, and the relatively short interval since its publication, it would be arieky surprising if this second book reached the same high standard.

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A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn’t too substantial if you’ve already read Predictably Irrational. If you liked that book, then you will like this one. His research focuses on discovering and measuring how people make decisions.

Dan Ariely comes off as a true expert in his field and this book makes readers or at least this one want to read more of his material. Do people satisfy themselves with compensation despite having no attachment for rationa,ity work they are performing?