David Horsager, M.A., C.S.P., is a business strategist, entrepreneur, professor, and author who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust. His clients range from Wells Fargo, ING, and The Better Business Bureau to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Mercy Medical Center, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. David and his wife, Lisa, have four children and live in Minnesota. Learn more at DavidHorsager.com.
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?
When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we?
In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.