Dan Ariely

#60311 Dan Ariely

It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches! .

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#60312 Dan Ariely

Because cheating is easier when we can justify our behavior, people often cheat in small amounts: We can come up with an excuse for stealing Post-It notes, but it is much more difficult to come up with an excuse for taking $10,000 from petty cash. .

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#60313 Dan Ariely

Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, 'No, this not real cheating.' So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that's what we find, is that we're basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves. .

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#60314 Dan Ariely

We talk about honesty, but the reality is we have lots of human values, and they are not all compatible. We don't always tell the truth about everything, no matter what the consequences. .

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#60315 Dan Ariely

Even the most analytical thinkers are predictably irrational; the really smart ones acknowledge and address their irrationalities. .

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#60316 Dan Ariely

In a world where everyone is behaving honestly, any dishonesty constitutes a big infraction. But, in a world where many people are behaving dishonestly, and the news is filled with stories of their infractions, even big infractions can feel small to the perpetrator. .

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#60317 Dan Ariely

Disasters are usually a good time to re-examine what we've done so far, what mistakes we've made, and what improvements should come next. .

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#60318 Dan Ariely

Honesty is a complex and tricky thing, and we don't want to be honest all the time. .

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#60319 Dan Ariely

It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field. .

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#60320 Dan Ariely

The experiments show quite clearly that, as you resist more and more temptation, you're actually more and more likely to fail. .

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#60321 Dan Ariely

What kind of people would be able to rationalize better than other people? Better storytellers, right? Creative people, right? Because if you're creative, you find more ways to cheat and still yourself a story about why this is okay. .

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#60322 Dan Ariely

While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge. .

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#60323 Dan Ariely

In terms of the actual curriculum for management education, my own view is very simple-minded: The world is incredibly complex, it changes all the time, and we should not even hope that we could create a general model that accurately describes the world in all its possible states. .

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#60324 Dan Ariely

We should teach the students, as well as executives, how to conduct experiments, how to examine data, and how to use these tools to make better decisions. .

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#60325 Dan Ariely

I always found the appeal to the market gods a bit odd. Why would the market fix mistakes instead of aggravating them? .

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