Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 23, 2006 - Psychology - 304 pages
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From the author of The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's international bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a revolution in the understanding of the mind.

An art expert sees a ten-million-dollar sculpture and instantly spots it's a fake. A marriage analyst knows within minutes whether a couple will stay together. A fire-fighter suddenly senses he has to get out of a blazing building. A speed dater clicks with the right person...

This book is all about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. Here Malcolm Gladwell explores the phenomenon of 'blink', showing how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision. By trusting your instincts, he reveals, you'll never think about thinking in the same way again.

'Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted' The New York Times

'Compelling, fiendishly clever' Evening Standard

'Brilliant ... the implications for business, let alone love, are vast' Observer

'Superb ... this wonderful book should be compulsory reading' New Statesman

'Blink might just change your life' Esquire

'Should you buy this book? You already know the answer to that' Independent on Sunday

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This book made me think. It made me stop at the end of a sentence and think. Most importantly though, it made me reflect on the times where I have and have not gone with my instinct and how much I ... Read full review

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This book was an interesting gathering of scientific examples for the lay-person to grasp about how our brains can make snap decisions and the many pitfalls and advantages of those decisions. Of ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What The Dog Saw and David and Goliath.

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