The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

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Ariely, Dan HarperCollins Publishers, 2013 Audio summary available
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In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely discusses the practice of devising, employing, analyzing, and examining the use of dishonesty and cheating in business. The book offers a broad perspective on dishonesty and attempts to teach readers about the rational and irrational uses of such behavior. One of the main points in the book is that it is difficult to recognize the forces that affect decision making and foster dishonesty. Dishonesty is, in truth, an irrational tendency, but it is pervasive, and people do not instinctively know how it works or what power it has over them. Ariely asserts that people are not helpless in the face of imperfections such as dishonesty. A better understanding of what causes less than admirable behavior can lead to methods of controlling such behavior.