Deadlines and the Do Nothing Rent-a-Man

A new experiment tests the non-monotonic effect of deadline length on task completion. What does that mean? Anthony and Jeff will procrastinate to the absolute last minute, but is that the norm? How do deadlines impact getting things done? Then, as a “Do Nothing Rent-a-Man” 38-year old Shoji Morimoto might have the world’s best job. Then again, maybe not! Jeff and Anthony dig into this very unique profession.

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Deadlines and procrastination: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ecin.13042

Renting a… man: https://news.yahoo.com/japanese-man-rents-himself-nothing-225531768.html

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