- DA CAPO
- Publication Date:
- 01 June 2012
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When Decisional Procrastination could be good for you! The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing! This great book provides useful lessons about how-to maximize the time we have available to make our decision and therefore How this influences human decision-making at the end! In fine even if we are hard-wired to react quickly - It is all about the Value of Waiting ... Tuesday, August 14 - 2012
Just like it's said that revenge is a dish best served cold, apparently waiting before striking, or just plain doing something, is often the better course of action. In Wait Frank Partnoy explores delay in both short and long term decisions and how understanding the former can help us better handle the latter.Remember the marshmallow experiment and its discoveries concerning decision making and self-control? The kids who waited were rewarded with two instead of just one marshmallow, but does this scenario really work the same way in other aspects of our lives? From buying bonds to apologizing, from holding a speech to deciding whether a second date will be worth it, the author emphasizes how it's not necessarily the length of time you delay a decision, but basically to make such a decision in the last possibly moment for optimal results.With such a fascinating topic and written in an engaging way, this book offers plenty of food for thought, though I must admit that I found the examples from the world of sports in the first chapters rather tiring. Additionally I'm not quite sure how the whole Post-it notes example fits in, but overall I found this to be a smart and insightful read.Now, if only I knew how long the photographer waited before shooting the cover for this book? The answer must be - just long enough.In short: To wait, to delay, to even procrastinate, is the way to go!
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