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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
Started off very strong, very interesting concepts and anecdotes, and well done research, but ultimately not the most practical. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Timothy Schlegel
Got bored half way through; couldn't finish. Interesting anecdotes though (to a point).Published 3 days ago by Jill
BLINK exceeded my expectations.....my only regret is not having read it sooner. It made me confront certain "beliefs" and accept biases..... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rosa M.
I like all of Gladwell's stuff, very inelligent info, but easy to understand.Published 5 days ago by Harry R. Edwards
This book gave some very good examples of how intuition can affect our perception whether we realize it or not. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Michael M. White
Real interesting reading. Includes lots of historic type stories, and starts off with a fascinating story of an ancient sculpture. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tim Zurawski
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the tipping point as well.
There were some broad strokes taken to share what he has learned.... Read more