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  • Wait: The Art and Science of Delay | Frank Partnoy

    Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frank Partnoy
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    A passionate polemic in favor of pausing to think, not blink. What do these scenarios have in common: a professional tennis player returning a serve, a woman evaluating a first date across the table, a naval officer assessing a threat to his ship, and a comedian about to reveal a punch line? In this counterintuitive and insightful work, author Frank Partnoy weaves together findings from hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with wide-ranging experts to craft a picture of effective decision making that runs contrary to our brutally fast-paced world.

    Ray says: "Interesting"
  • Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination | Frank Partnoy

    Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Partnoy
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: They excel, not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need. In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal.

  • The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals | Frank Partnoy

    The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Frank Partnoy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    At the height of the roaring 20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after Kreuger's suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged.

    Don R. says: "excellent Depression era history-biography"
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