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Arielly examines the powerful sway that irrational motivations and urges have on our personal and professional lives. His discussion mixes both his personal experiences and a variety of research, including many experiments performed by him and colleagues. With his crisp English accent and assertive delivery, Simon Jones can be wonderful to listen to for much of the book. However, his own personality is so overpowering that it becomes difficult to remember that the conclusions are the author's--not the reader's. The difficulty to discern the authorial voice behind the narrator's is made more problematic as a creeping arrogance creeps into Jones's reading that the writer clearly did not intend. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 12). (June) (c)
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In Predictably Irrational (2008), Ariely explored the reasons why human beings frequently put aside common sense and why bad things often happen when they do. Here, in this equally entertaining and clever follow-up, Ariely shows us the other side of the irrationality coin: the beneficial outcomes and pleasant surprises that often arise from irrational behavior. Although pleasant should be taken as a relative term, since the outcomes are not necessarily pleasant for the person who was behaving irrationally. Take, for example, Thomas Edison’s obsession with DC current, and his irrational hatred of AC: trying to prove how dangerous AC was, he inadvertently—with his development of the electric chair—demonstrated to the world how powerful it could be. Ariely is an engaging and efficient writer, amusing us with stories about irrational behavior while staying away from needless technical terminology and bafflegab. Thought-provoking, entertaining, and smart: a winning combination. --David Pitt --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
A life lesson book and must read. Professor Ariely is a tremendous communicator and brilliant mind. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mike Keliher
Interesting, helped me to understand why people make such irrational choices.Including myself!Published 1 month ago by Becky Voss
This is a fascinating book, and that's high praise coming from someone who never reads nonfiction. Ariely's style is engaging, and the topic is so interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by lynntriss
I loved Ariely's first book (Predictably Irrational). The Upside of Irrationality is much more personal and less scientific. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Austin Feller
I began reading this but I found it a bit too dull to continue. It found it talked about "business" and I was hoping for more human psychological. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lars Pendicott
It was slow and didn't keep my attention. I liked some of the research he did. I didn't realize I was reading a textbook this was suppose to be for entertainmentPublished 3 months ago by Erikka
While many of his experiments and conclusions drawn are interesting I found them of little practical value. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Saul Nathanson
Another interesting expose into the peculiarities of human behavior.Published 3 months ago by Robert Krasny