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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
Like Gladwell's first effort, "The Tipping Point," this book is fun and easy to read.
I buy books like this to learn How to Do Something; to improve a talent, not to tell me that a something I know to exist, really exists.
Mr. Malcolm Gladwell breaks down snap judgments and reveals how powerful a tool they can be in decision making.
I originally bought this book in high school and loved it. I bought a replacement copy . It's pretty much only brilliant the first time around. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by User # 9
This is a very enjoyable book, not my favorite of Malcom Gladwell's, but they can't all be scripture.Published 4 days ago by USA Books
As a professional social worker, I am interested in modes of thinking and the various ways people process and utilize information. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Biggie Man - savior of the universe!
Mr. Gladwell uses evidence that isn't necessarily causative, and perhaps only coincidental. He has a tendency to re-reiterate any point at least 6 times.Published 7 days ago by Itapipoca Ceara