From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Frank Partnoy is the author of
F.I.A.S.C.O., Infectious Greed, and The Match
King. Formerly an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a
practicing corporate lawyer, he is one of the world's leading
experts on market regulation and is a frequent commentator for the
Financial Times, the New York Times, NPR, and
CBS's 60 Minutes. Partnoy is a graduate of Yale Law School and is
the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the founding
director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the
University of San Diego.
About the Book
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.
Published: June 26, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1610390040
ISBN - 13: 9781610390040