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Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: marketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us "mind blind," focusing on the wrong cue leaves us vulnerable to "the Warren Harding Effect" (i.e., voting for a handsome but hapless president). In a provocative chapter that exposes the "dark side of blink," he illuminates the failure of rapid cognition in the tragic stakeout and murder of Amadou Diallo in the Bronx. He underlines studies about autism, facial reading and cardio uptick to urge training that enhances high-stakes decision-making. In this brilliant, cage-rattling book, one can only wish for a thicker slice of Gladwell's ideas about what Blink Camp might look like. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is the 3rd book I have read from Gladwell. This is the worst of the three that I have read (Outliers and Tipping Point were both better in my opinion) however, I truly enjoyed... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Reggie Bailey
The book explains the process and mechanism of 'the gut feeling'.
For me it is quite valuable, as many times I could not articulate my choice in some situation, but felt 'it... Read more
'The Power of Thinking without Thinking' met with a truth I have been aware of for a long time, but the author was the one who has brought it to notice of the public. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Hendrik Schalley
Great book about decisions your brain makes before you are aware of it.Published 5 days ago by James Reeves
Expand your thinking on why we have that quick reaction perception is the way we develop it.Published 5 days ago by Kevin Harris
I was expecting the cover to look exactly like the picture but when I got it it was totally the opposite but it's still okay I guessPublished 9 days ago by Jessica Huerta
The Los Angeles Getty Museum purchased in 1983 for $10 million ($24 million in 2015) an extremely rare kouros, an ancient Greek statue. Read morePublished 9 days ago by L. Dean Murphy