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

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

The provocative follow-up to the New York Times bestseller 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 The provocative follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational Why can large bonuses...

DownloadRead Online
Title:The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
Author:Dan Ariely
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
ISBN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

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

  • Jill
    May 22, 2013

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

  • David
    Mar 29, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

  • David
    Jun 30, 2010

    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 si...

  • Trevor
    Jun 18, 2010

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

  • Cat
    Jan 05, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

  • Poonam
    Jan 12, 2013

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

  • Kressel Housman
    Oct 11, 2010

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

    Dan Ariely has divided the books into two broad parts: Part 1- The unexpected way we defy logic at work and Part 2- The unexpected way we defy logic at home. Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. Why and bo...

    The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely read, March 2012 **** I enjoy reading Dan Ariely's books. This is what I took away from his latest book: Labor and Love ? The effort that we put into something does not just change the object. It changes us and the way we evaluate tha...

    The Upside of Irrationality is at its basis what it says it is. A series of hypotheses with regards to human behavior under the control of psychological quirks such as revenge, self-herding, etc. I found the topics mostly amusing and practical. I also felt that the book is very well...

    A fantastic psychology book backed up by legitimate experiments! Unlike some psychology writings,Tthe Upside of Irrationality uses the scientific method and carefully designed experiments to validate (or refute) the hypothesis of the author/psychologist/scientist. The experiments we...

    This was just like its predecessor Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, but with a bit more personal information about Dan Ariely himself. Not just personal - downright intimate! Interspersed with the experiments and his conclusions are stories of how bei...

  • Paul
    May 14, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

  • Miguel
    Jul 28, 2010

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

  • Phil
    Aug 25, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

    Dan Ariely has divided the books into two broad parts: Part 1- The unexpected way we defy logic at work and Part 2- The unexpected way we defy logic at home. Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. Why and bo...

    The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely read, March 2012 **** I enjoy reading Dan Ariely's books. This is what I took away from his latest book: Labor and Love ? The effort that we put into something does not just change the object. It changes us and the way we evaluate tha...

    The Upside of Irrationality is at its basis what it says it is. A series of hypotheses with regards to human behavior under the control of psychological quirks such as revenge, self-herding, etc. I found the topics mostly amusing and practical. I also felt that the book is very well...

    A fantastic psychology book backed up by legitimate experiments! Unlike some psychology writings,Tthe Upside of Irrationality uses the scientific method and carefully designed experiments to validate (or refute) the hypothesis of the author/psychologist/scientist. The experiments we...

  • Jamie
    Jul 08, 2010

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

  • Julie
    Jan 04, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

  • Kanti Brahma
    Aug 28, 2012

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

    Dan Ariely has divided the books into two broad parts: Part 1- The unexpected way we defy logic at work and Part 2- The unexpected way we defy logic at home. Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. Why and bo...

  • Nancy
    May 31, 2011

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

  • Carol Moore
    Aug 23, 2012

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

    Dan Ariely has divided the books into two broad parts: Part 1- The unexpected way we defy logic at work and Part 2- The unexpected way we defy logic at home. Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. Why and bo...

    The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely read, March 2012 **** I enjoy reading Dan Ariely's books. This is what I took away from his latest book: Labor and Love ? The effort that we put into something does not just change the object. It changes us and the way we evaluate tha...

  • Lester
    Aug 05, 2013

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

  • Loy Machedo
    Jul 10, 2013

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

  • Samridhi Khurana
    Sep 28, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

  • Elaine
    Jan 15, 2018

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

  • Abdelmjid Seghir
    Jun 22, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

  • Moshe Mikanovsky
    Aug 09, 2018

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

  • Stefanos
    May 22, 2014

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

  • huzeyfe
    Apr 03, 2016

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

  • Greg
    Jan 06, 2013

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

  • Khánh Nguyễn Hoàng Việt
    Mar 26, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

  • Hamidreza Amiri
    Dec 27, 2015

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

  •  Maksim
    Jul 19, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

  • Iman Nazari
    Dec 04, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

  • Soheil
    Oct 23, 2017

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...

    A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn't too substantial if you've already read Predictably Irrational. Many examples are recycled and I felt unsure if this was the same book I had already read. It's still enjoyable in that behavioral economics style of feeling that you've learn...

    Ariely has a knack for making me reevaluate how I act and consider things. After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered as such. ...

    ? ??????????? ???????, ? ????? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ???????, ??? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?????. ????????? ?????? ????????? ? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ??? ??...

    Dan Ariely?s books are always a delight to read. In the Upside of Irrationality, Ariely talks about the situations wherein no matter how rational we think of ourselves, we are always acting based on our pre conceived biases and notions. He also highlights how such acts sometimes fall...

    ?y l quy?n sch th? 2 c?a Dan, So v?i quy?n ??u tin ng vi?t l (Quy?n Phi L tr - Predictably Irrational) th quy?n ny mang ?nh h??ng c nhn c?a ng nhi?u h?n Tuy v?y khng c ngh?a trong quy?n sch thi?u ?i nh?ng th n...

    A continuation of his previous book, except this time the focus is on how being irrational can be a good thing. Book consists of a number of examples, each illustrated by social psych experiments. - performance vs compensation is a U-shaped curve. The optimal compensation is somewhe...

    Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man(!) and Upside of irrationality to be a decent follow-up of Predictably Irrational. The main target of the book is,of course,debunk...

    Dan Ariely has divided the books into two broad parts: Part 1- The unexpected way we defy logic at work and Part 2- The unexpected way we defy logic at home. Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. Why and bo...

    The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely read, March 2012 **** I enjoy reading Dan Ariely's books. This is what I took away from his latest book: Labor and Love ? The effort that we put into something does not just change the object. It changes us and the way we evaluate tha...

    The Upside of Irrationality is at its basis what it says it is. A series of hypotheses with regards to human behavior under the control of psychological quirks such as revenge, self-herding, etc. I found the topics mostly amusing and practical. I also felt that the book is very well...

  • Saki Rook a Bead
    Jul 16, 2018

    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 si...

    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 Irrationalities 1. 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...

    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 la...

    ????? ????? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ?? ?????? ????? ???? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?????. ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ????? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ??????? ??...

    Another good read from Dr. Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book (Predictably Irrational) over this one. Maybe I was in a more "critical" frame of mind when reading this, but a couple of the early chapters left me with some questions. In Chapter 2, he discusses th...

    Loy Machedo's Book Review - The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely There 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 Explore...

    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 be...

    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 reporti...

    I have read the three books by Dan Ariely, Preidctably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. After reading all the three books, I have this feeling that the examples used, the experiments mentioned and some of the themes are starting to repeat i...

    ?? ???? ???? ??? ? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???????? ??????. ??? ?????? ? ??????? ? ?????? ? ?????? ????. ?? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ??? ??? . ?? ...

    ??? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????. ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ??????, ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????. ??????! ...

    This is definitely not "The Myth of Sisyphus" nor does it pretend to be. The main attraction of Ariely's books is Ariely himself. He is sort of a cuddly pop Montaigne who writes his persona constantly into the text. The author-persona --a self-deprecating, humorous Israeli-American aca...

    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 Irrationality, and frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library. But it finally came in, and I tore through it in two or th...

    Dan Ariely'nin okudu?um drdnc kitab? ve san?r?m en az etkilendi?im kitap da bu. Kendisi benim durumuma muhtemelen yine bir teori ile a?kl?k getirirdi -hatta onun yerine ben syleyeyim- ve bu da "azalan marjinal fayda kanunu - law of diminishing marginal utility" olurdu....

    My take: Dan Ariely has the coolest job EVER. Best as I can tell, he's a social psychologist. He studies social behavior and creates questionnaires to determine why a person does what s/he does. So he teaches his classes at Duke University, probably wearing his tweed jacket with patche...

    Dan Ariely's previous book on behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic. It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lea...

    I did NOT like this book. This is one of a long line of behavioral-economic-statistics books a la Tipping Point and Blink, but is not well written and comes late in the game. At times (many times) Dan Ariely uses "research" consisting of a handful of young people, collected from the no...

    ?????????????????????????? ?????????????... ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???...