I have assembled a Time Chart to determine the best times to do certain things during the day, or during one’s life. The chart is based on a series of interdisciplinary studies about time and its improbable effects on decision-making processes, emotional performance, lifestyle choices, sociological trends, and more. The importance of time, in many frightening ways, is discussed and distilled in a new book by Dan Pink, entitled When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.
Let’s start with a disturbing, real-life example of time’s unconscious power over fate -- at least for a prisoner facing a parole board. When, would you say, during the course of a day, is the best time to be judged by a panel of one’s peers? Would the answer be 9:00 am? 11:45 am? Or 4:30 pm?