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The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves.
Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty.
Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it's actually the irrational forces that we don't take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. For every Enron or political bribe, there are countless puffed résumés, hidden commissions, and knockoff purses. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards.
But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives. With compelling personal and academic findings, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty will change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.
both entertaining and in formative relative to "real" human behaviorsPublished 12 days ago by Shirley C. Browning
Very important book for everyone. A key to understanding why in some situations one behavior in the way which may be considered as not dishonest. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Igor
Some interesting insights on human nature. Being honest takes conscious thought and often goes against our own perceived self-interest or compulsions.Published 15 days ago by Dan Arias
I actually had to read this for a graduate course, but I really enjoyed this book! It is a fast, easy read and is really interesting. Read morePublished 20 days ago by boca375
We're all a little dishonest but I'll be honest and say that this was worth the read. :)Published 24 days ago by Steady_01
In an easy language Dan Ariely makes psychological knowledge accessible for all, particularly in behaviour economics. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Francisco José Miranda Rodrigues
This book offers lots of captivating insights, backed by experimental data, on factors that increase our likelihood of being dishonest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by W. Cheung
Not as good as Predictably Irrational, but still worth the purchase.Published 1 month ago by John Galt