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Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

Blink

Author Malcolm Gladwell

  • Published: 2007-04-03
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
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Price: $14.99

Description

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Gladwell's best (so far)!

    5
    From pofdaddy
    You are a human being. You are interested in other human beings? Read this!
  • Great book

    5
    From paxterics
    This is a great, captivating book. I'm a slow reader but I managed to finish this book in one day. Very insightful, lots of great details and it relates to day to day life. Malcolm Gladwell is a very good and thorough writer.
  • Stories about common sense

    2
    From Captain sauce
    Interesting read....sure. However, it's not that insightful. Lots commentary on common sense, kind of like 'Tipping Point'.
  • Great reading

    5
    From Fellabuster
    Easy to stay interested.
  • Great Read

    5
    From Tdubbb
    This is my favorite author of all time. Insightful, capable, and leaves you with a lasting impression.
  • Blink

    5
    From dash8311
    Great book! Gladwell is a talented writer and makes topics a very interesting read. Best book of his collection, in my opinion.