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

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Long Term and Short Term Emotions: Some of these books, like SuperFreakonomics: 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.

If I see the suffering of the masses, I will not act. Sep 28, Samridhi Khurana rated it really liked it.

The first chapter, “Paying More for Less: Maybe there is a limit to what an author can write or give in terms of contents. 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! Quotes from The Upside of Irr Why and bonuses work in motivating employees?

A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn’t too substantial if you’ve already read Predictably Irrational. 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 in different places.


Science Logic and Mathematics. Once you read a few books in this genre of Behavioral Economics and the come back to Predictably Irrational, you will find most of the research repetitive Honorable Mention I loved the chapter on his Audi experience loved the revenge strategy he adopted rhe, the chapter on online dating, and most importantly, ulside honesty that poured out each page.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In Chapter 1, Ariely discusses the banking meltdown of and posits that huge bonuses don’t work to incent better performance. Books by Dan Ariely. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job, how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones rationalty with, and more. Re-branding is, after all, the solution to all of the worlds ills why they haven’t cha It is possible that I give far too many books five stars.

To ask rationlity readers questions about The Upside of Irrationalityplease sign up. Being emotionally driven is not a very bad thing after all!

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It changes us and the way we evaluate that object. Open Preview See a Problem? Rational Economics confounds freedom with choice and ignores emotion entirely.

So, what does Behavioural Economics stand in opposition to? Jul 28, Miguel rated it really liked it.

We kind of take pride in our creations even if it be a simple origami. There is a deep interconnection between identity and labor. Dan Ariely is one of my favorite non-fiction writers, so I was excited dationality find out that he’d come out with a new book, The Upside of Irrationalityand frustrated that I had to wait so long for it to be available at my library.


For the Upside of Irrationality, I only give it a three star because 1 the description on the various experiments is less 2 there are rather a lot of personal experiences together with stories supporting the author’s viewpoint, rendering it less scientific 3 the themes and conclusions look a bit obvious and rather thin.

View all 10 comments. Empathy and emotion – strange phenomenon where we all set out in hordes to help pay for a single person but when it is a genocide or a tragedy involving hundreds and thousands, our capacity to charity sort of diminishes.


The simple answer is Rational Economics. A few of my favorites being: People tend to connect best when they’re sharing experiences rather than just talking about themselves. Since dqn I have wanted to add a gist of review of this book, chapter-wise so that I could look up later. Do people satisfy themselves with compensation despite having no attachment for the work they are performing?

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