The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done

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Random House of Canada, Limited, 28 дек. 2010 г. - Всего страниц: 307
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DON'T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK: The world's leading expert on procrastination uses his groundbreaking research to offer understanding on a matter that bedevils us all. Writing with humour, humanity and solid scientific information reminiscent of Stumbling on Happiness and Freakonomics, Piers Steel explains why we knowingly and willingly put off a course of action despite recognizing we'll be worse off for it.

For those who surf the Web instead of finishing overdue assignments, who always say diets start tomorrow, who stay up late watching TV to put off going to sleep, The Procrastination Equation explains why we do what we do -- or in this case don't -- and why in Western societies we're in the midst of an escalating procrastination epidemic.

Dr. Piers Steel takes on the myths and misunderstandings behind procrastination and motivation -- showing us how procrastination affects our lives, health, careers and happiness and what we can do about it. With accessible prose and the benefits of new scientific research, he provides insight into why we procrastinate even though the result is that we are less happy, healthy, even wealthy. Who procrastinates and why? How many ways, big and small, do we procrastinate? How can we stop doing it? The reasons are part cultural, part psychological, part biological. And, with a million new ways to distract ourselves in the digitized world -- all of which feed on our built-in impulsiveness -- more of us are potentially damaging ourselves by putting things off. But Steel not only analyzes the factors that weigh us down but the things that motivate us -- including understanding the value of procrastination.

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The subtitle is ‘How to stop putting things off and start getting things done’. The author has done research on the field, and acknowledges that he is as prone to putting things off as anyone. In the ... Читать весь отзыв

The Procrastination Equation: How To Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done

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Why you "put off till tomorrow what you can do today" forms the crux of Steel's (human resources & organizational dynamics, Univ. of Calgary, Canada) book, in which he not only answers that question ... Читать весь отзыв

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Dr. PIERS STEEL, recognized as the world's leading authority on procrastination, taught at both the business and psychology schools of the University of Minnesota and is Associate Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He has received international recognition for his groundbreaking research on procrastination, combined with organization behaviour, personality and individual differences, with widespread media coverage of his work in the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, USA Today and Scientific American. Piers Steel's authority and his renown as a public speaker on the subject of why we procrastinate and how we can benefit if we overcome the habit, combined with his wit and humour, offer a perfect platform for the general reader to understand procrastination.

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