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The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.


Dan Ariely on irrationality in the workplace

March 11th, 2011

Episode 62 of 127 episodes

Although Dan Ariely is an academic by trade, he is a pragmatist at heart. The Duke professor and best-selling author brings his theories to light through practical applications and behavioral experiments, where irrationality is almost always certain. Ariely has written two books on the subject--The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational. In February 2011, he sat down with Olivier Sibony, a director in McKinsey's Paris office, to share his insights into human behavior that can help companies make better decisions. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > Listen to the podcast (duration: 11:57) > Topics: