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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Audiobook

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves

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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Dan Ariely (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    I just couldn't stomach the officious tone of the narrator. It is so different than what Dan Ariely is like. It stopped
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    Balathayaparan Thayaparan 08-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    The details of the book is biased to author's personal interests and informations and limited to regions and time. There is no references to studies and research. There is no historical analysis. Monetary system is legalised theft and no link to it while he talks about the unfairness and unfair system in place so on. There is some truth. So thank you so much.

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    Judah 05-30-16
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    "I only wish Dan had read it himself!"

    Enlightens - so many research-based insights into human nature. I only wish it had been read by the author himself!

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    I've always been thrilled on people's conduct, why do they promise something they do not intend to do or why we act "good" sometimes and "bad" others just depending on the situation?

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    love the topic and concept, but just not as an audio book. interested to read the book versus listening to it.

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    this is emperical evidence of how we deceive even ourselves. the narrative is very listenable.

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    K. Mason San Fancisco, California 08-25-15
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    Fascinating insight into how people work and how they deceive others and themselves. I learned a lot.

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    Narrator voice at some time pitched too high. One gets accustomed to it after a few hours so not too bad overall.

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    Fast breezy insightful useful. It's a self metric system to use in everyday applications. Jump n.

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    Ritesh Patel Solana Beach, CA 04-22-15
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    "Loved the info. Very interesting and useful"

    Exceeded my expectations. Liked the info on how in the right circumstances we all cheat. liked it a bit better than his other book predictably irrational I think

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