Today we are starting a new series. As indicated by the title, each Friday we’ll be sharing quotes we find interesting, inspirational, or especially helpful.
“Biologically we’re programmed to make snap judgments. And today’s technology–text messaging and e-mails–encourages that hurried behavior. But instantaneous decisions are not in our best interest and can lead to bad outcomes. Waiting gives you the opportunity to learn more about the situation at hand and to process it in a more nuanced way. When I have a decision to make–even something like what gift to buy for a family member–I ask myself, ‘What is the longest amount of time I can wait before rendering a verdict?’ Then I do just that.”
–Frank Partnoy, author of Wait: The Art and Science of Delay.
Do you think Partnoy’s theory or Malcolm Gladwell’s theory (offered in Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking) yields the best results?