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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very interesting study on our ability to make decisions based on analysis and reason versus making essentially instantaneous decisions based on "gut" responses and when... Read morePublished 3 minutes ago by AlohaLarry
Malcolm, I don't know if you'll ever read this, but all I can say is, thank you. You've given me the hope I needed to get my life off the ground.Published 4 days ago by Jordan Elmore
This book makes you think about how you think. Everyone has biases inherent to their persons and personal experiences. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kenneth Miller
I love Gladwell's research and his books always leave you wanting more stories, more research and more examples. He inspires me to read others in the same field. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Holly
I really enjoy Gladwell's perspective on issues and human behavior. It's always very thought provoking. His views on common human behavior are fascinating. Read morePublished 5 days ago by PB
I love how Caldwell explains things you take for granted, but which never have given much thought. The third book I read from him and am already looking forward to reading another... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mathias Reinhardt