Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

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Paperback, Back Bay Books, 2006, ISBN# 0316010669

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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.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publish Date: Apr 03, 2007
ISBN-13: 9780316010665
ISBN-10: 0316010669
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.66
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 316010669
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Blink is another great Malcolm Gladwell book
4/9/2014

Customer review by slouchycowman

5.0 stars by slouchycowman

Blink is another great Malcolm Gladwell book. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking. It looks at the choices we seem to be made in an instant but how in fact they are not made in an instant. The book proposes that our brains works on an instinctive level that may be able to better make better decisions than taking a long time to think and deliberate about a choice. The book is very well thought out with great stories of how the mind makes some sound decisions in an instance or in a "Blink" of an eye. Within Blink we meet psychologists, a marketing experts, a tennis coach, and police officer who try to train officers to prevent the needless loss of life by using this blink decision making process. I loved this book just like I love all of Malcolm Gladwell's books. I am glad I read this book and would definitely recommend this book. Thank you for reading my review.

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