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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,845 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Ariely Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This program is enhanced with 14 never-before-heard episodes of Dan Ariely's Arming the Donkeys podcast, available exclusively on this audiobook!

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 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 ach... Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Milton Moon Louie | 2/13/2014

    " Basically there is a little dishonesty in most of us. Not much suggestions on how to be more honest. But still a good read. B "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 2/12/2014

    " I love the whole science of behavioral economics, and Ariely is one of my favorite writers in the space. In this book he explores what drives us to cheat and draws some very interesting conclusions about how to prevent cheating. Of particular interest for me was the studies in company groupthink which can bolster honesty or accelerate the slide into cheating. There is compelling data on the drivers for cheating - surprise, money is not even close to the top! Definitely a must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren Gemske | 2/12/2014

    " Very, very interesting. Dan Ariely provides research-based insight on what people - from the corporate bankers embroiled in the Madoff scandal to everyday people like you and me - lie about and why, and the extent to which people are comfortable cheating. He discusses the social factors that precipitate lying and cheating, and briefly talks about how companies and people can manipulate these antecedents to limit lying and cheating in their organizations and lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elio Nakouzi | 2/5/2014

    " A collection of very cool and insightful social experiments on the topic of honesty and cheating. Very surprising and interesting results. "

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