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The Upside of Irrationality

The Upside of Irrationality, The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home, is the sequel to Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational, which I discussed in June. I have to say, I enjoyed Dan’s first book enough that I had pretty high hopes for the sequel, and I was not disappointed. Similar to Predictably [...]

Frugal Friday Week 35

Earlier this week I discussed the book Predictably Irrational. I suspect the author Dan Ariely would appreciate the approach I took, using my own examples instead of just repeating anecdotes from his book. Today, being Frugal Friday, I’d like to offer one example appropriate for today. Last week, my wife, daughter and I were in [...]

Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational, The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, was published in 2008, but somehow just came to my attention recently. As with any good book, I’m sorry I hadn’t heard of it sooner, but sometimes the forces that be come together in my favor, as the author Dan Ariely has written a sequel titled [...]