Wait: the art and science of delay

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A renowned financial commentator and consultant explains the mysteries and transformative power of the well-time pause, and how delay can improve all kinds of decision-making
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What do these scenarios have in common: a professional tennis player returning a serve, a woman evaluating a first date across the table, a naval officer assessing a threat to his ship, and a comedian about to reveal a punch line?

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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table_of_contents The child, the hare, and the tortoise -- Superfast sports -- High-frequency trading, fast and slow -- Frontal nudity in fight club -- Bad call -- Don't slice too thin -- Don't panic -- Forever and first dates -- When sorry seems to be the hardest word -- At last, procrastination -- Master class -- Get off the clock -- A lifetime of innovation -- Go long.
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title Wait : the art and science of delay
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topic Business, Economics, Nonfiction, Psychology
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