[KINDLE] ❅ The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home By Dan Ariely – Sigilo.us

[KINDLE] ❅ The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home By Dan Ariely – Sigilo.us
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  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  • Dan Ariely
  • English
  • 13 June 2018

The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at HomeThe Provocative Follow Up To The New York Times Best Seller Predictably Irrational Why Can Large Bonuses Make CEOs Less Productive How Can Confusing Directions Actually Help Us Why Is Revenge So Important To Us 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 And Eye Opening Truths About What Really Motivates Us On The Job, How One Unwise Action Can Become A Long Term Habit, How We Learn To Love The Ones We Re With, And.Drawing On The Same Experimental Methods That Made Predictably Irrational One Of The Most Talked About Bestsellers Of The Past Few Years, Ariely Uses Data From His Own Original And Entertaining Experiments To Draw Arresting Conclusions About How And Why We Behave The Way We Do 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 The Upside Of Irrationality Will Change The Way We See Ourselves At Work And At Home And Cast Our Irrational Behaviors In A Nuanced Light.

Wikipedia Dan Ariely is the James B Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University He also holds an appointment at the MIT Media Lab where he is the head of the eRationality research group He was formerly the Alfred P Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management.Dan Ariely grew up in Israel after birth in New York He served in the Israeli army and when 18 suffered third degree burns over 70 percent of his body from an accidental magnesium flare explosion during training.Ariely recovered and went on to graduate from Tel Aviv University and received a Ph.D and M.A in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D in business from Duke University His research focuses on discovering and measuring how people make decisions He models the human decision making process and in particular the irrational decisions that we all make every day.Ariely is the author of the book, Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, which was published on February 19, 2008 by HarperCollins When asked whether reading Predictably Irrational and understanding one s irrational behaviors could make a person s life worse such as by defeating the benefits of a placebo , Ariely responded that there could be a short term cost, but that there would also likely be longterm benefits, and that reading his book would not make a person worse off.

10 thoughts on “The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

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    I had a sufficiently positive impression of Dan Ariely from his first book, Predictably Irrational, to be willing to give this one a try My residual impression 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 This area of investigation has risen to prominence over the past 5 to 10 years, there is now a flood of titles on the market, which shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future Predictably Irrational holds up well against the competition it covers a lot of ground in reasonably concise fashion, and is quite readable Each chapter s primary message is grounded in, and illustrated by, specific experiments conducted by Ariely and colleagues, and this is the book s particular strength Given the strength of Ariely s first book, and the relatively short interval since its publication, it would be truly surprising if this second book reached the same high standard Sopho slump is a real phenomenon just a manifestation of what statisticians would call regression to the mean and Professor Ariely is not immune to its effects A reviewer predisposed to be critical of the author might argue that this is a sequel that is ...

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    Since long I have wanted to add a gist of review of this book, chapter wise so that I could look up later.Part 1 Work related Irrationalities1 Big Bonuses don t work Which means CEO high salaries aren t quite logical Oh, but this is no way a bad news for your rewards and recognition program Bonuses and reward should be just right, not too less that people do not care and not too much that enormity of reward at stake scares your people into failure.2 Even though all of us work for a salary to make living But we all like to find some meaning in the work For example, if you are a writer who was paid well to research and complete the book, but if for some reason your book does not see light of the day, it is demotivating even if you were paid well for the job Dan Ariely s team conducts experiments where they pay people to create Lego blocks For the people, who saw their creation being demolished right in front of them, they found it difficult to go on with work even though they were being paid So, we all like to find meaning in our work.3 Ikea furniture works because we overvalue what we ourselves make We kind of take pride in our creations even if it be a simple origami Ikea works its not too complicated and yet it gives your bask in tha...

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    It is possible that I give far too many books five stars Oh well.There is a lovely bit in Bright sided How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined Americawhere Barbara is at a conference of those who would have us wear badges with smiley faces stuck in our lapels were they discussed if Positive Thinking might not be a brand that has a bit of a smell about it Time to rebrand, perhaps Re branding is, after all, the solution to all of the worlds ills why they haven t changed the name of the Iraq War by now is one of the world s great mysteries This is when someone, in all seriousness, in the audience suggested renaming Positive Thinking something modern and snappy like Applied Behavioural Economics.Behavioural Economics has become very popular The number of books on the subject has exploded and doesn t really look like slowing down any Some of these books, like SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, might 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 The Hidden Forces That S...

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    Another good read from Dr Ariely however, I very much enjoyed his first book Predictably Irrational over this one Maybe I was in a critical frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions.In Chapter 2, he discusses the concept of contrafreeloading and uses the example of the rat who, at the sign of a light signal, leaves a free bowl of food in favor of the lever that he must push to produce food, as well as his pet parrot, Jean Paul, who spends hours with her SeekaTreat uncovering food, despite the presence of free food.One thing that I didn t quite understand although, of course, I m most certain that he accounted for it somehow is how he ruled out the possibility that perhaps the rat was simply trying to maximize its food supply by going after the time restricted food, knowing that the free food wasn t going anywhere, and that it would therefore have even food for itself overall once the light goes off again Putting myself in the rat s position, as he su...

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Ariely s previous book Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, and this book is excellent as well There are many pop psychology books on the market these days, but one thing sets this book off from the rest Rather than simply reporting on the research of others, the author himself conducted the many psychology experiments described in his book This gives the book an aura of authenticity, because it describes research in the first person The author clearly describes the motivations behind his experiments Sometimes the experiments gave unanticipated results and this was interesting, too Ariely does not try to hide the results that contradict his hypotheses instead, he uses these results as a stepping stone to additional experiments and research.Ariely covers a wide range of topics, and each topic is intensely interesting He explores how small pay bonuses can motivate someone to do a job a little better but large bonuses can fail to produce proportionately better results Ariely shows how ironic it is, that scientific research into the efficacy of drugs is held in high regard, but research into the efficacy of business practices like awarding bonuses is disregarded simply because of the anti intuitive findings I found the chapter on revenge to be especially interesting why do people find revenge so necessary when they feel slighted And why does a simple apology for a small...

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    Loy Machedo s Book Review The Upside of Irrationality by Dan ArielyThere have a couple of books on Behavioral Economics that I have read over the last 2 years A few of my favorites being 1 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman,2 Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything P.S by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner,3 SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner4 The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg,5 Influence Science and Practice by Robert B Cialdini,6 How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer,7 The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford8 Buyology Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom and Paco Underhill9 Why We Buy The Science of Shopping Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond by Paco Underhill10 Nudge Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein didn t like this one though But I have to admit, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariel...

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    The Upside of Irrationality examines the psychology behind some everyday things like giving people large bonuses at work, the benefits of building Ikea furniture, and the adaptability of human beings.This is a book for people who are interested both in psychology, and also in the author s own story Many of the examples and or research provided have come from the author s own experiences Unfortunately, as I m not super interested in this author I hadn t heard of him before my friend recommended this book to me those parts kind of fell flat The psychology was interesting, however I would have appreciated information from sources most if not all of the examples given are only told from one side, as if the experimental results are 100% a sure thing Besides that, t...

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    Ariely writes about behavioral economics We don t assume that people are perfectly sensible, calculating machines Instead, we observe how people actually behave, and quite often our observations lead us to the conclusion that human beings are irrational No one ever admits to being irrational, yet we frequently witness irrational behavior in others After reading the book, I ll have to begrudgingly admit that I m not perfectly rational either Throughout the 11 chapters of the book, various premises are tested by designing some easy to measure field tests which challenge our assumptions about behavior The book is segregated into two sections the first on Ways we Defy Logic at Work Chapters 1 through 5 and Ways We Defy Logic at Home Chapters 6 through 10.In Chapter 1, Ariely discusses the banking meltdown of 2008 and posits that huge bonuses don t work to incent better performance There is plenty of actual and anecdotal evidence to support this idea In Chapter 2, he discusses various situations and experiments that demonstrate how important it is to each of us to imbue meaning in our work and to have meaningful work There is a deep interconnection between identity and labor Chapter 3, The Ikea Effect describes why we are so much attached to things that we helped to produce, rather than things we did not have a hand in labor begets love...

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