The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic is a book published in by behavioral economist Dan Ariely. This is Ariely’s second. Dan Ariely is a genius at understanding human behavior: no economist does a better job of uncovering and explaining the hidden reasons for the weird ways. This enhanced e-book of The Upside of Irrationality contains more than 50 minutes of video. Each chapter includes a video summary from the author as he explo.
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Chapter 3, “The Ikea Effect” describes why we are so much more attached to things that we helped to produce, rather than things we did not have a hand in – “labor begets love”. Many a times you will feel as if Ariely is explaining the ideas of this book to you over a conversation without it getting stale or too academic.
To that effect, he then went on to the second origami auction, which showed that non-creators valued professional-looking origami at levels similar to creators valuing their own creations, and much higher than non-creators valuing those amateur creations. These are endlessly fascinating experiments that tell us fundamental truths about being humans.
I enjoyed this book very much and even though some of it is very confronting the last chapter on how his doctors saved his arm and whether this was a good or bad thing is, to use an Americanism, in your face I think the ideas contained in it are very important and I think he has successfully, and not gratuitously, used his life to illuminate his meaning.
The Turn Towards the Practical. We need to see results for there to be meaning and global warming, AIDS in Africa and the rest are just too huge and our efforts too tiny in comparison. Those who own our media and who run our companies are the same people who profit the most from our doing nothing to change upsjde system. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer, 7. Compare how much money you’d give to a neighbor with cancer who lost his job compared to millions of kids with malaria in Africa.
What makes us seek justice – it is more than a dish best served cold.
Adrian Rice – – History and Philosophy of Logic 24 4: Finally, there is the unavoidable impression that a significant portion of the material is nothing more than padding the book is studded with space-filling sidebars that are notably lacking in content: Even though all of us work for a salary to make living.
And why does a simple apology for a small slight work so well at mitigating revenge? In this first section, Ariely also tackles revenge companies could save a lot of money if they really understood the value of a sincere apology and meaningful work even well-compensated people will get depressed if you ignore their work or make it appear useless.
It explored the way that economics work on a personal level when you stop assuming that people are completely irrational and provided a great overview of the many kinks in the human brain that lead us to make weird, suboptimal decisions. But all three of these ideas are intimately linked together and it would have been a good thing if they had been tied together in a way that highlighted the links.
Mariam Thalos – – Diametros Some may have different interpretations on the results of the experiments. Well,it turns out that when it comes to mental activities,high payments ratioanlity affects motivation – reducing productivity. Although this book is written after the author’s previous book Predictably Irrational The Upside of Irrationality is at its basis what it says it is.
That we are calculating machines,striving for maximizing economic utility,always following our best interest. Chapters 9 and 10 cover empathy and emotion and why we are more motivated to donate to a single suffering individual than to a larger cause by which thousands or millions of people are affected.
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This can create stress and ultimately reduce the level of performance. The Case for Revenge: This is definitely not “The Myth of Sisyphus” nor does it pretend to be. Science and Practice by Robert B. Uspide of Western Philosophy. How can confusing directions actually help us?
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I did not give the book five stars, because I felt that the book rationxlity too much space to the author’s traumas during his lengthy recovery from his injuries. I highlighted many passages in my Kindle and suspect that I will be picking up this book again from time to time to reread the highlights. This book is a refreshing change from today’s world of rhetoric and inane internet commenting backed up solely by people’s biased opinions.
Ariely’s clever experiments shed a lot of light on these issues. The Upside of Irrationality: Or how it could if we let it. Why is revenge so important to us? Throughout the 11 chapters of the book, various premises are tested by designing some easy to measure field tests which challenge our assumptions about behavior.
For rationalkty, the chapter on bonuses proves conclusively that higher stakes in many contexts can produce markedly worse performances.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. There is plenty of actual and anecdotal evidence to support this idea. Open Preview See a Problem?
I have also told people about the idea of paying your mother-in-law for her Thanks Aeiely dinner. Nevertheless, they do get the reader to think and getting to think is a good part of the reason why one reads in the first place.
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Ariely; however, I very much more enjoyed his first book Predictably Irrational over this one. The second half covers the workings of assortative mating, adaptation, online “dating” and determines success rate, and the overall use of questioning our “gut” reactions and feelings.
This area of investigation has risen to prominence over the past 5 to 10 years, there is now a flood of titles on the market, whi I had a sufficiently positive impression of Dan Ariely from his first book, Predictably Irrationalto be willing to give this one a try. But it is massively disingenuous to say that perhaps investment banks can avoid mega-catastrophes such as the meltdown by parceling out bonuses over a number of years or simply tucking them inside base compensation.
Like in his last book, Ariely draws from a deep well of research conducted by himself and his colleagues in order to provide upsise for everything he discusses.