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Blink The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingDrawing on cutting edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic Blink changes the way you'll understand every decision you make Never again will you think about thinking the same wayMalcolm 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 s As an empirical psychologist by training I get very annoyed at journalists who simplify things to the point that its no longer even remotely accurate Such is the case for Blink This is especially annoying to me because the book describes my area of research specialization If you're interested in a fun read Gladwell is certainly an engaging author If you're looking for something that accurately describes the research I'd recommend looking elsewhere For example Scott Plous's the psychology of judgment and decision making which despite the title is not textbook like or the Heath brothers' Made to stick

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Blink The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Doc ↠ 296 pages à Malcolm gladwell à Drawing on cutting edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic Blink changes the way you'll understand every decision you make Never again willImple 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 w I think this book wins my prize for Most Easily Misinterpreted to Serve Personal Agendas Gladwell gets so into the interesting details of the case he's building he really doesn't emphasize the final conclusions of the book at all leaving people to think that the interesting details are the whole point which is unfortunate But then again I'm not 100% sure I got the whole pointMost of the folks I know think that this book is about how a person's gut instincts can be a better read of a situation than a read based on thorough study Which is an idea that most people love since they don't want to have to do all that boring study anyhow What's missing from that analysis is that Gladwell later insists but only at the very end of the book and almost in passing that it's the thorough active training and study of a subject that allow a person to have true or correct gut reads The guy who can tell who's getting divorced after 60 seconds of hearing them talk spent years coding verbal and physical cues in couples studying them intensely for years before he was able to give his 60 second analysis The art historians were drawing on a vast body of knowledge when they made their judgment about the statue The cop who read fear instead of aggression and didn't shoot couldn't name what he was seeing but he'd seen it before Then he also says that our gut reactions can be easily colored by training we don't even know is there our prejudices whether unknown or unacknowledged influence or reads of a situation as wellUltimately I saw this book as a reaction to and analysis of the Amadou Diallo killing in 1999 with some tips for how to avoid such future tragedies In that light I thought it was interesting and even constructive but only if you pay close attention to the last chapter

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Ho knows when a player will double fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiuities 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 variabl This was a big best seller for Gladwell He posits that much of the time we make decisions reach conclusions in a sort of pre conscious manner that he calls “thin slicing” That means taking a very small sample a thin slice and making a decision immediately based on that information However it is the case that the ability to evaluate that slice is fed by a lifetime of experience It is not simply as some including President Bush the second might believe that using one’s gut in the absence of years and years of preparation is as valid a way of reaching decisions as taking the longer route of careful analysis of available data No no no