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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.
As the author states, this was an adventure in reading. Since it covers a number of diverse examples, all relating to the concept, it was intriguing. Read morePublished 1 day ago by sabledachshund
This book says snap judgement can be good or bad.It doesn't guide us on how to identify good and bad. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nisamudheen V P
I love the way Gladwell's mind works. He digs into the stuff one might casually consider and reveals how our own minds work when picking up subtleties of first impressions of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by D. Botkin
Very intriguing book although I liked Outliers better. Excellent writer who brings a broad range of information to his topic for insightful understanding.Published 4 days ago by university instructor
Started off very strong, very interesting concepts and anecdotes, and well done research, but ultimately not the most practical. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Timothy Schlegel
Got bored half way through; couldn't finish. Interesting anecdotes though (to a point).Published 9 days ago by Jill