The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty : How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves

Ever cheated on a loved one, driven through a red light or taken a pen from the work stationary cupboard? What about picked up money that wasn’t yours? In his book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty, behavioural economist, Dan Ariely presents endless studies on how we lie to ourselves, and what makes it acceptable.

At CommonCents, we’re all fascinated by how everyday behaviours can influence day-to-day decisions. The way we rationalise these decisions is intriguing, and my favourite part of this book is how New York Times best-selling author, Ariely, links many of his studies back to financial behaviours.

Ariely’s research helps us fundamentally understand more about our unethical behaviour and how it works in our personal, professional and political worlds. And the best bit? His book also identifies what keeps us honest and paves the way for how to achieve higher ethics in our everyday lives.

Yep, if you’re ready for some personal growth, want to know, change and then take action on your financial behaviours this is one book worth adding to your Xmas wish list.

Great for: People who want to take an honest look at themselves, understand more about the fast food they’re eating, the exercise they’re not doing and the holiday they can’t afford.

Book review by Nick Girle.

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