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Publisher Description

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Business & Personal Finance
April 3
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

pofdaddy ,

Gladwell's best (so far)!

You are a human being. You are interested in other human beings? Read this!

paxterics ,

Great book

This is a great, captivating book. I'm a slow reader but I managed to finish this book in one day. Very insightful, lots of great details and it relates to day to day life. Malcolm Gladwell is a very good and thorough writer.

Captain sauce ,

Stories about common sense

Interesting read....sure. However, it's not that insightful. Lots commentary on common sense, kind of like 'Tipping Point'.

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