The theme of a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, “In Defense of Delay,” is that effective decision-making requires the ability to think slowly and that speed is not always good. The author, Leslie Brokaw, discusses an essay in the Economist, “No Rush: In Praise of Procrastination” and highlights the new book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy.  Professor Partnoy argues “that many decisions need contemplation, not ‘blink’ instinct.”

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