Wednesday, December 27, 2017

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Daniel H. Pink)

Daniel H. Pink's latest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, captures the circle of life, our decision-making, and our daily routines as a course of habit. Our days, our jobs, and our lives all have ebb and flow to them, and the author argues that these forces are not necessarily of our own doing.

In his discussion of timing as a science, Pink pulls research from biology, economics, and psychology to illustrate how humans work and go about their day to day. He also talks about the perfect time TO make an important decision, whether it be leaving a job, getting married or divorced, or when to schedule an appointment to get elective surgery performed.

Given life is a series of decisions, some much more important than others, Pink makes a convincing case that timing those decisions wisely makes all the difference between whether the decision is successful or doesn't pay off. When is a short, breezy read that will not necessarily
challenge you to think…but may challenge you to wait a bit before making the next critical resolution in your life.