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Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
How do we make decisions--good and bad--and why are some people so much better at it than others? Thats the question Malcolm Gladwell asks and answers in the follow-up to his huge bestseller, The Tipping Point. Utilizing case studies as diverse as speed dating, pop music, and the shooting of Amadou Diallo, Gladwell reveals that what we think of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781586217198
ISBN-10: 1586217194
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Edition: Unabridged
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3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 8
This book sat on my bookshelf for a few months before I picked it up and started reading. Once I got started, I was hooked. The chapters flowed smoothly and the information was presented in a story like format. What a relief to learn that too much information clogs up your ability to make a good decision. I also really enjoyed the chapter describing speed dating and how people choose a date. Never dry and boring; I'd recommend this book
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Helpful Score: 6
The first half of this book is excellent ... a fascinating look at the way we think, make decisions, and process our unconscious thoughts. But it gets bogged down about midway, with examples that are way too long and complicated. It's almost as if he said what he wanted to say in the beginning, then had to pad the book in order to make it long enough. Still, worth reading even if you don't make it all the way through.
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Helpful Score: 5
I found this book taught me to think about thinking in a very different way. I found the examples very interesting to read about.
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Helpful Score: 5
Fantastic book. Easy to read and understand. I found lots of lessons to apply to my own life that I'm very excited about.

I think the author does a great job making very complex concepts understandable by combining real-life examples with studies from a wide variety of fields.

I read this in a day and couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 4
I honestly don't see what is the fascination with this author... Blink is incredibly repetitive in its basic premise and there is very little scientific evidence to his concept. Although the does refer to studies to support his viewpoint, it is the same 3 or 4 studies being reviewed again and again. I think this would have been a good white paper, to me, it felt like there was not enough original or in-depth content for a full book.
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