- The Useful Art of Procrastination
- Narrated by: Sean Runnette
- Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-07-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal. Apologies are better received if they are not rushed; audiences listen more attentively if speakers pause first, people who can defer gratification are happier and more successful than those who must have everything now. Exploring decisions that must be made in a millisecond compared to those that take months and years, Partnoy demonstrates that the ability to wait is crucial to getting the right answer and that gut instincts are often wrong.
Frank Partnoy was a trader at Morgan Stanley before turning from gamekeeper to poacher and becoming professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world's leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation and writes regularly for the Financial Times. He is also the author of several books.
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By Susan on 05-12-13
Starting with short timescales, Mr Partnoy makes you really wait as he prolongs the period of time between the thought and the action, surprising me on the business and trading timescales. and making me feel very ignorant of how these things work. So there really is a good reason to procrastinate in some times, and not in others. I don't feel too bad now!
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