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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, usefuland at times mind-blowing. I was captivated.”
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.”
Jack Covert, 800-CEO-READS
Well-written . Chapter Three is particularly fascinating in its implications for how we make decisions and manage the world.”
Margaret Heffernan, CBS Money Watch
Marvelous Wait is an impassioned and thought-provoking book."
Christopher Chabris, Wall Street Journal
Mr. Partnoy's intention in Wait is to take on those who evangelize the power of thinking quickly, getting things done’ and leading an organized life. We can praise efficiency but fail to take note of what is sacrificed in its name. Wait offers a valuable counterweight to this attitude, reminding us that quality should matter as much as speed."
A popular new book . Mr Partnoy argues that too many people fail to recognize what good public speakers and comedians all understand: that success depends on knowing when to delay, and for how long.”
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.
I promptly ordered this book after hearing an interview with the author on news radio two years ago. I like this book because I don't feel bad about not starting it yet.Published 1 month ago by Copasetic Sailor
Very insightful and thought provoking! I can't express how pleased I am with this book!Published 4 months ago by ANP
Frank Partnoy discusses the advantages of delaying decisions, even if for short time. He does tend to reiterate the writings of people like Malcolm Gladwell. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Mirabal
Five stars. Compliments Gladwells books. As Chalres Krouthammer says science is not precise yet , nor static; one thing that is truly unfolding in spite of our bias. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Don Keil
Very good negotiating tips for different situations. Well written, easy to read, worth the time/money to read if you ever have to make complex decisions under time pressure.Published 11 months ago by W. Johnson
This book was mentioned in a ProDev seminar I attended. I had to have it to loan out to other Project Managers. It gives a good message.Published 11 months ago by CC
very insightful…and a great read for our times! I'd especially recommend it for the high achievers in your life, a must read!Published 11 months ago by Chunchi
I really enjoyed this book and found it has many lessons for engaging our bodies and brains for better health.Published 11 months ago by K Consumer
In 2005 Carl Honore wrote, In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed. It was a worthy book that had precious little influence on an accelerating world. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeffrey Swystun