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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 guy writes objective outcomes. Makes the reader think. I will probably purchase a third and forth book by this author.Published 5 days ago by Smoke
Good read. Very interesting way on thinking and breaking down human behavior. I recommend it for all ages.Published 5 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 6 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 7 days ago by J. Warren Benton
They say that quick-thinking people can instinctively make the right (or best possible decisions) in any situation. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Justin Time