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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.
Absolutely worth the read. Bought the book along with the audio book (which is narrated by the author). Worth every penny!!Published 2 days ago by Sonya
I deeply appreciate the unconventional and penetrating insights of Gladwell. He is one of those rare writers who thoroughly thinks for himself. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amos Smith
I'm working my way through the Malcolm Gladwell canon, having thoroughly enjoyed "The Tipping Point. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Chad Oberholtzer
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 3 days 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 6 days ago by USA Books