The art of procrastination: [a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing]

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This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we're not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. He calls it "structured procrastination": In 1995, while not working on some project I should have been working on, I began to feel rotten about myself. But then I noticed something. On the whole, I had a reputation as a person who got a lot done and made a reasonable contribution. . . . A paradox. Rather than getting to work on my important projects, I began to think about this conundrum. I realized that I was what I call a structured procrastinator: a person who gets a lot done by not doing other things. Celebrating a nearly universal character flaw, The Art of Procrastination is a wise, charming, compulsively readable book--really, a tongue-in-cheek argument of ideas. Perry offers ingenious strategies, like the defensive to-do list ("1. Learn Chinese . . .") and task triage. He discusses the double-edged relationship between the computer and procrastination--on the one hand, it allows the procrastinator to fire off a letter or paper at the last possible minute; on the other, it's a dangerous time suck (Perry counters this by never surfing until he's already hungry for lunch). Or what may be procrastination's greatest gift: the chance to accomplish surprising, wonderful things by not sticking to a rigid schedule. For example, Perry wrote this book by avoiding the work he was supposed to be doing--grading papers and evaluating dissertation ideas. How lucky for us.
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title_display The art of procrastination : a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing
title_full The art of procrastination : [a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing] [electronic resource] / John Perry, The art of procrastination : a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing / John Perry, The art of procrastination : a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing [electronic resource] / John Perry, The art of procrastination [electronic resource] : [a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing] / John Perry
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