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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.
Each topic is like a magazine article. To blink or not to blink; that is the question. Sometimes we can go with our gut feeling but most thinkers would need a little more... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by R. E. Cooke
Gives a new perspective on biases and the origin of them. I love that he allows you to develop your own line of thinking. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
This guy writes objective outcomes. Makes the reader think. I will probably purchase a third and forth book by this author.Published 9 days ago by Smoke
Good read. Very interesting way on thinking and breaking down human behavior. I recommend it for all ages.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Got this as a "read" for discussion with a buddy. We both agreed there was really nothing to discuss. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Phelix
In this book Malcolm Gladwell discusses how sometimes (most of the time) snap judgments are based on lots of experience. Read morePublished 12 days ago by J. Warren Benton