I’m surprised that I haven’t seen more comment on this WSJ review of “Wait: The Art and Science of Delay” by Frank Partnoy.
With all the emphasis on being “first”, it is good to hear someone praise “the gift of hesitation.” Goodness knows that I could have used this advice more than once! Of course, Partnoy’s book could be dangerous in my hands. Now I’ll have art and science in hand to rationalize away my next procrastinations.
By the way, the review itself is sharp. Christopher Chabris alludes to his own experience and insight in a way that qualifies him, but doesn’t make the review all about the reviewer.