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The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with a thought-provoking work that challenges our preconceptions about dishonesty and urges us to take an honest look at ourselves.
Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat?
How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?
Does collaboration make us more or less honest?
Does religion improve our honesty?
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 a white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about than others; how getting caught matters less than we think in whether we cheat; 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.
For it being a required reading, I found the book very engaging and easy to read.
This book will make you think about the people that you come into contact with if are reall being Honest, telling the truth or really dishonest.
And one of the best people to write a book about it (cheating and the IRS), is Dan Ariely.
both entertaining and in formative relative to "real" human behaviorsPublished 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by boca375
We're all a little dishonest but I'll be honest and say that this was worth the read. :)Published 2 months ago by Steady_01
In an easy language Dan Ariely makes psychological knowledge accessible for all, particularly in behaviour economics. Read morePublished 2 months 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 3 months ago by W. Cheung