Saratoga Performing Arts Center Announces
WAMC@SPAC: “The Deadline Effect with Christopher Cox”
Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 7 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces WAMC@SPAC: “The Deadline Effect with Christopher Cox” on Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m. in the Nancy DiCresce Room at The Pines@SPAC facility. The special event will feature a discussion moderated by WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue with acclaimed journalist and author Christopher Cox (New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic) about his new book The Deadline Effect.
“Connecting Joe Donahue, one of the most insightful voices on radio today, with editor, journalist and writer, Christopher Cox, will make for an intriguing and probing discussion on the power of deadlines, motivation and empowerment,” said Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “We are delighted to partner with WAMC to bring this free event to our community as part of our expanded vision to include the written and spoken word in SPAC’s programming.”
The discussion will explore Cox’s experiences with looming deadlines and how he became determined to learn the secret ofmanaging them. In The Deadline Effect, Cox shares strategies to guarantee success while staying on schedule: a restaurant opening for the first time, a ski resort covering an entire mountain in snow, a farm growing enough lilies in time for Easter, and more. Cox explains how readers can understand the psychological underpinnings of expectations and time, the dynamics of teams and customers, and techniques for using deadlines to make better, more assured decisions.
The Deadline Effect has received wide acclaim from publications such as The New Yorker, “Cox is a seasoned dispenser of constraints and expectations, and, in turn, a coaxer and a cajoler of those who must see them…he wants to demystify deadlines in order to defang them, to assure us that if we just tilt our heads we can see our demons as our friends.”
Christopher Cox has written about politics, business, books, and science for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Harper’s, Wired, and Slate. In 2020, he was named a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He was formerly the chief editor of Harper’s Magazine and executive
editor of GQ, where he worked on stories that won the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN Literary Award for Journalism, and multiple National Magazine Awards.