Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest, in this groundbreaking look at the way we behave: The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders´ extra-marital affairs to the Ponzi schemes undermining our economy, cheating and dishonesty are ubiquitous parts of our national news cycle-and inescapable parts of the human condition. Drawing on original experiments and research, in the vein of Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, and Survival of the Sickest, Ariely reveals-honestly-what motivates these irrational, but entirely human, behaviors.
A Dishonest Silver Dollar Cheats the Laboring Man and Enriches Speculators:Speech of Hon. S. B. Chittenden, of New York, Delivered in the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 8, 1879 (Classic Reprint) Simeon Baldwin Chittenden
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 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002900/bk_harp_002900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fascinating and provocative, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty is an insightful and brilliantly researched take on cheating, deception, and willpower. The internationally best-selling author pulls no punches when it comes to home truths. His previous titles Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality have become classics in their field, revealing unexpected and astonishing traits that run through modern humankind. Now acclaimed behavioural economist Dan Ariely delves deeper into the dark and murky recesses of contemporary psychology, daring to ask the big questions: What makes us cheat? How and why do we rationalise deception of ourselves and other people, and make ourselves ‘wishfully blind’ to the blindingly obvious? What affects our infuriatingly intangible willpower and how can we ‘catch’ the cheating bug from other bad apples? If you’ve ever wondered how a whole company can turn a blind eye to evident misdemeanours within their ranks, whether people are born dishonest, and whether you can really be successful by being totally, brutally honest, then this audiobook is for you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001043/bk_hcuk_001043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Where You Once Belonged, the best-selling and award-winning novelist of Eventide, Kent Haruf, tells of a small-town hero who is dealt an enviable hand - and cheats with all of the cards. Deftly plotted, defiantly honest, Where You Once Belonged sings the song of a wounded prairie community in a narrative with the earmarks of a modern American classic. In prose as lean and supple as a spring switch, Haruf describes a high school football star who wins the heart of the loveliest girl in the county and the admiration of men twice his age. Fun-loving, independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. But when he turns into a man, his high jinks turn into crimes - with unspeakable consequences. Now, eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all. And the people of Holt may not be able to stop him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005168/bk_rand_005168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From James McManus, author of the best-selling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate. Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global - but especially an American - phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and, with a few extra cards and an entrepreneurial spirit, turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. From the kitchen-table games of ordinary citizens to its influence on generals and diplomats, poker has gone hand in hand with our national experience. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama have deployed poker and its strategies to explain policy, to relax with friends, to negotiate treaties and crises, and as a political networking tool. The ways we all do battle and business are echoed by poker tactics: cheating and thwarting cheaters, leveraging uncertainty, bluffing and sussing out bluffers, managing risk and reward. Cowboys Full shows how what was once accurately called the cheater´s game has become a mostly honest contest of cunning, mathematical precision, and luck. It explains how poker, formerly dominated by cardsharps, is now the most popular card game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South America, and cyberspace, as well as on television. It combines colorful history with firsthand experience from today´s professional tour. And it examines poker´s remarkable hold on American culture, from paintings by Frederic Remington to countless poker novels, movies, and plays. Braiding the thrill of individual hands with new ways of seeing poker´s relevance to our military, diplomatic, business, and personal affairs, Cowboys Full is sure to become the classic account of America´s favorite pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001023/bk_aren_001023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the principles of being a player by The Full Deck. See how the other side operates compared to real players and real BBW players. Personal memoirs included. Are you a player dealing with skinny chicks, thick chicks, or BBWs? Then you want to listen to this pamphlet. So many don´t know what they´re doing or how to take a more correct stance as a player. You can be a player and not lie, cheat, or deceive the women you interact with. Just be honest. Other options are discussed in the book. The Full Deck/Julian Hill delivers easy-to-understand discussions to take place throughout the player community worldwide. Are you ashamed of being a player? Why? Come on, let´s talk about it. My Thoughts on Playerhood checkmates your stance on being player. Inferences to big and beautiful women, thick chicks, and skinny chicks are a part of the open discussion. Get involved by learning to hear what is available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073284/bk_acx0_073284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How many individuals and corporations would steal or lie to get more money? Money can be used for so much that it’s one of the most desired things in this world. But while some people work, get paid, or run an honest business, others steal and cheat to get their hands on more. And once they have more, it’s not enough.What about you? Is there greed in you? And is greed always evil? Or does it motivate us to compete as well? What does the Bible say about greed? How does God look at greed? But wait, don’t we need some money? Is money always wrong? We’ve heard it before: The love of money is the root of all evil. Greed, or avarice, has caused many to ´´[E]rr from the faith”, according to Paul, who wrote to Timothy. ´´Flee these things,” he said, urging him - and all of us - to concentrate on Christlike qualities instead of worldly possessions and on treasures in heaven, not on earth. In this audiobook, the author sheds more light on topics like: The definition of greed and an array of scriptural references and stories related to it..Five reasonable yet deceitful reasons why people seek to accumulate wealth and why some are willing to go against their conscience to do so.How the commandment not to have any graven images relates to the modern-day luxuries after which we chase.The four different types of greed.Spiritual insights that refer to Jesus’ third temptation in the desert.Current and recent ugly faces of greed, including historical instances, evil companies that have no regard for human life, scheming governments, and shady scammers.Some serious consequences of greed.Various ways in which the commandment ´´Thou shalt not steal” is applicable today.How forsaking greed helps collect heavenly treasures Three reasons why money will never satisfy and how to break free from the demonic grip of greed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Cleary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121753/bk_acx0_121753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this New York Times best seller, Tyrese Gibson, multi-platinum R&B singer and movie star, and Rev Run of Run-DMC and star of Run´s House, present a bold, honest, and uncensored look into the male mind. Tyrese and Rev are the unlikeliest of best friends - Rev is married with six kids, and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected argument in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese countered that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree, but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Manology will help you weed out the cheaters, manipulators, and pimps from the good men, and it will give you the tools to know if your man is the marrying kind. In ´´Manology after Dark´´, the guys even give the lowdown on what men need in bed, before and after they put a ring on your finger. Some behavior can´t be changed, but as Tyrese and Rev share, it´s better to face the truth. With Rev´s hard-earned knowledge on how to make a marriage work, and Tyrese´s sometimes uncomfortable, but always honest take on the single man´s mind-set, Manology is your one source to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cary Hite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009325/bk_blak_009325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.