This book is not actually about procrastination. It is about waiting for the right time. That wait can be measured in fractions of a second, to many minutes, to days or years. What Partnoy has put his finger on is the abilities developed by people in specialist areas of activity that enable them to excel with the least amount of effort. Instead of slogging away, these people just learn to temper their responses - causing a delay long enough for them to collect that essential extra bit of information so that when they react - BAM! - they win. Well spotted, that guy!