The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

This is Dan Ariely’s second book revolving around his theories of behavioural economics – the follow up on his bestseller Predictably Irrational that I truly took in instantly.
Whenever you read a new book with a new concept and get really carried away, like I did with his first book, it is not always a good thing to read the next book immediately after. It’s just not as engaging, not as revolutionary nor as exciting as the previous.
I think this book is less focused on business and more on general behavioural tendencies. Still very interesting to learn about how large bonuses can make us less productive and the importance of revenge or why there is such a big difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy.
If this is the first book you read by Dan Ariely it will most likely be the best one for you, but for me it was the second and hence a wee bit of a repetition…