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Dan Ariely was born in 1968 in New York, but he grew up in Israel. He was a physics and mathematics major at Tel Aviv University but later switched to philosophy. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in business from vis mere Duke University. He has taught at numerous universities including MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT's Media Lab, and Duke University. He is considered one of the leading behavioral economists. His work has been featured in several scholarly journals in the areas of psychology, economics, neuroscience, medicine and business. He has also been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Scientific American. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and has appeared on CNN and CNBC. He is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home, and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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What an interesting and different look at economics. It actually goes way beyond what we think of as economics and explores so many human behaviors. It really makes you think about why we do what we do. Fascinating experiments.
 
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dkornf | 118 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |
So much of business depends on getting the truth out of people. Customers, suppliers, and employees. Telling lies is just so natural, and so hard to root out of human behaviour. I enjoy reading Ariely so much on the irrational constituents of economic behaviour. This book while not quite as important as his earlier titles, still proved enjoyable to read.
 
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MylesKesten | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
A good read about Ariely's research on lying. I do agree with much of what is discussed in this book, but I am still left with a few questions that I would like to see investigated.

1. Many people did lie or cheat in different circumstances. Were there any consistent behaviors in some people? If so, what was "unique" about those consistent liars or honest people?

2. Does religion, gender, education, age or any other traits change the results? Most of the studies occur on college campuses, which are not statistically applicable to all of humanity.

3. I would like to see more research into what methods would work in helping individuals see their own actions as dishonest. People always want a good self image and will be creative in telling themselves stories to explain their actions as good and not dishonest. What are some ways to help us keep from lying to ourselves? Ariely briefly looks at this issue, but more depth would be great.
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wvlibrarydude | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jan 14, 2024 |
Seemed to cover a lot of the same things as Predictably Irrational, or at least refer to the same kinds of studies, but it's narrated by Simon Jones (the original Arthur Dent from the old BBC radio and TV series), who makes everything seem hilarious in a deadpan sort of way that, combined with the writing style, makes what is essentially a summary of a bunch of studies about humans being kinda terrible seem really fun.
 
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