Wait is a great read, chock full of fascinating insights.”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 .According to an article published in Psychology Today by Catalina Toma, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, it’s mostly because of three factors: the reliability of the compatibility algorithm, a greater pool of partners and the differences of those who go online compared to those who don’t.Toma said those who go online to date are generally older, 30 , and have more self-insight, they are highly educated and generally wealthier compared to the rest of the dating pool. Frank Partnoy turns conventional wisdom on its head with this counterintuitive approach to decision-making.Rather than telling us how to make decisions faster and faster, he mines and refines a rich lode of information from experts in a surprising variety of fields to demonstrate the power of delay, whether measured in milliseconds, days, or decades.
The book is full of ideas that are fascinating, usefuland at times mind-blowing. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Wall Street Journal Mr.
Not only did they find a mate online, but they report higher satisfaction with said partner and are statistically less likely to end their marriage in divorce.
Online dating is more than a trend — it’s the norm; a very successful one at that.
File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely, [and] Jonah Lehrer.”Strategy Business A Fast Company Best Business Book of 2012Roger 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.