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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves - Dan Ariely
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
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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. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to... show more
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. 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 honest or less so? 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 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062183590 (0062183591)
ASIN: 62183591
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
On display in the new nonfiction, and I recognized the author's name. I've got four of his titles on my List, but I haven't actually read anything by him yet. We'll see.***Ariely covers his research into cheating and lying, as well as the research of others in the field. As I noted in my update, Hou...
marcinwozniak
marcinwozniak rated it
4.0 The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
Good read, although in essence it's just one experiment in many variations described throughout the book with different "lenses"Ariely is a great storyteller and uses his trademark sense of humor to make the content more accessible.
XOX
XOX rated it
0.0 About Honesty
Thanks to someone who have read this one. Two links of him talking about this book is added.The human version of Honest about DishonestyThe cartoon version of Honest about Dishonesty
The Nrrdling (Aryn)
The Nrrdling (Aryn) rated it
4.0
When I was in college I learned a bit about the Simple Model of Rational Crime which basically states that people lie/cheat by rationally looking at the pros and cons and make a decision based on that. Needless to say, this never sat right with me. People don't make rational decisions, they just d...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
Entertaining, eye-opening, disturbingThis funny, fascinating, personal paradigm shattering book is in a genre I love, books that make me examine my thinking process, but this one caused me more soul searching than any other I’ve read. According to the Simple Model of Rational Crime (SMORC) we decid...
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