A "Fast Company" Best Business Book of 2012 Roger Lowenstein, author of "The End of Wall Street" and "When Genius Failed""Having mined the best of American research in fields as wide-ranging as finance, behavioral economics, and law, Frank Partnoy has written a beguilingly readable treatise that boils down to a single, easily digestible conclusion: in our busy modern lives, most of us react too quickly. "Wait" will naturally and rightly be compared to Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow" as a trail-blazing book exploring the hidden crannies and the treacherous pitfalls of human decision-making. I whole-heartedly recommend it."Bethany McLean, co-author of "The"" Smartest Guys in the Room" and "All the Devils Are Here"""Wait" is one of those rare books that will change not just the way you think, but the way you act. The book is full of ideas that are fascinating, useful--and at times mind-blowing. I was captivated."Daniel H. Pink, author of "Drive" and "A Whole New Mind""Frank Partnoy turns conventional wisdom on its head with this counterintuitive approach to decision-making. Rather than telling us how to make decisions faster and faster, he mines and refines a rich lode of information from experts in a surprising variety of fields to demonstrate the power of delay, whether measured in milliseconds, days, or decades. "Wait" is a great read, chock full of fascinating insights.""Kirkus Reviews, " starred review"A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making.... While there is a high premium today for speed, the author suggests that there are serious downsides to rapid decision-making.... Partnoy's results are groundbreaking and a potential corrective to modern pressures for rapid response, whether on the playing field, in high-speed computer trading and corporate boardrooms, or on the battlefield.... File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely, [and] Jonah Lehrer.""Strategy + Business""Gladwell-esque ... the book uses case
Don't blink, it's better to delay. Take your time, perhaps even procrastinate. In short, wait.
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