Monday, September 24, 2012

Wait by Frank Partnoy

I found this book at Indigo in their big store at the Manulife Center. They have a Starbucks in this store and I often get coffee there and browse their books. Indigo is a great store to get best sellers at because they often are discounted. I got this one at 30% off.

The full title of this book is Wait, The Art and Science of Delay. It is published by Public Affairs is an independent, non-fiction book publisher in New York City that is part of the Perseus Book Group. They have a web site.

One of the interesting things he talks about is Zimbardo's survey tests called Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) which you can fine here. Another interesting thing was John Boyd, was a military strategist who came up the OODA (observe, orient, decide and act) loop. Wikipedia has an entry on this concept.

If you really want to read a print review, there is a book review see by Harry Ritchie in the Daily Mail. There is another great one at the Wall Street Journal by Christopher F. Chabris.

However, I feel a multi-media approach is much better in understanding a book. There is a cute short video on this book on YouTube. There is a great interview with Frank Partnoy also on YouTube that is a bit longer at just over 5 minutes. Frank Partnoy gives a lecture on his book at The RSA org . This is just over 15 minutes.

On GWorks, you can find an interview with questions and then answers from Frank Partnoy. See video. This one is longer at just over an hour.

On my website is how to find this book on Amazon if you care to purchase it. See Partnoy. Also, this book review and other books I have reviewed are on my website at Book Reviews.

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