Saturday, November 24, 2012

don't jump the gun.

In Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, Frank Partnoy argues that we think and act too quickly. In business, in our human interactions, and in both major and minor life decisions. There are two types of people in the world, those who are naturally impulsive, and others who take literally an hour to figure out what they want for breakfast. I go through moments where I am both of those people. Basically, Partnoy believes that we should wait as long as possible before making a decision. As in, if it has to be made more quickly, then make it. If you can get away with waiting a while to mull it over, do that. Because "good things come to those who wait."

My opinion? Well no shit we are impulsive, look at all the debt that Americans accumulate. Look at how many people get divorced. Impulsiveness is an epidemic in this country. We want what we think we want, and we want it now. Procrastinators of the world, unit! Really though, each and every one of us can benefit from reading a book that helps us properly make decisions.

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