Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

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Frank Partnoy., & Frank Partnoy|AUTHOR. (2012). Wait: The Art and Science of Delay . PublicAffairs.

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In this counterintuitive and insightful work, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision-making that runs counter to our brutally fast-paced world. Even as technology exerts new pressures to speed up our lives, it turns out that the choices we make, unconsciously and consciously, in time frames varying from milliseconds to years, benefit profoundly from delay. As this winning and provocative book reveals, taking control of time and slowing down our responses yields better results in almost every arena of life, even when time seems to be of the essence.

The procrastinator in all of us will delight in Partnoy's accounts of celebrity "delay specialists," from Warren Buffett to Chris Evert to Steve Kroft, underscoring the myriad ways in which delaying our reactions to everyday choices, large and small, can improve the quality of our lives.
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