Blink

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Publisher Description

The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.

In his breakthrough 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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
NARRATOR
MG
Malcolm Gladwell
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:44
hr min
RELEASED
2006
April 1
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
SIZE
415
MB

Customer Reviews

BeautifulChaos4 ,

Fantastic

I've listens to it twice over and love it, such a good insight into unconscious snap decisions.

CanadaTradesToo ,

Thin slicing!

Great read!

Pistol211 ,

Gladwell is Genius

It was captivating in the study of the individual issues. His analytics and understanding of how we see and interpret or misinterpret information is surprising and seems so clear. I am a fan but that doesn’t change the fact that this is informative start to finish.

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