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Captivating -- the anti-BLINK
, June 18, 2012
This review is from: Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (Hardcover)
Frank Partnoy has been one of the country's most insightful writers about finance and economics for more than a decade. He's gone further afield (or actually closer to home) in WAIT, writing about the myriad ways in which we would all be better off if we could learn the value of waiting to make a decision rather than jumping in quickly. If you are a fan of Malcolm Gladwell's BLINK -- which I am -- you owe it to yourself to read WAIT. Contrary to Gladwell's assertion that we should all trust our snap judgments, Partnoy argues that the best decision makers, athletes, investors, even comedians are expert at waiting as long as possible before deciding or acting.
Partnoy's writing is funny, informal, and accessible. In WAIT, he emerges as one of the most versatile and nimble public intellectuals writing today. Well worth a read, and I wouldn't wait.
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