Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

In praise of procrastination

There is a sweet spot between fast-tracking and delaying.  From the Jul 7th 2012 edition of The Economist:

No rush:In praise of procrastination

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, business | | Leave a comment

Policies to combat procrastination

Nice example of how studying human behaviour can help form effective and efficient policies.

From The Economist, Dec. 30th 2009:
New-year irresolution

How to combat the natural tendency to procrastinate

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August 24, 2010 Posted by | behaviour, economics | | Leave a comment

Procrastinator to Workaholic

Manager’s dream come true: workaholic employees!  Fewer errors, too. All you need is a bit of gene manipulation. 🙂

Scientists turn procrastinating primates into workaholics by suppressing a gene in a brain circuit

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July 3, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, brain | , , , , | Leave a comment