This is a fabulously riviting book about the human mind. It will definitely change the way I interpret situations going forward. I find myself lingering in my car just to finish listening to a particular segment. This is the best book I've read in the past year.
This book really makes you think about how you think. It gave me several "driveway moments" where I sat in the car listening until the end of a section.
I found this book a very entertaining read and found myself bringing it up in conversations for weeks, citing many of the interesting examples that are shown in the book. Really makes you think about how our unthinking mind works. Not generally a non-fiction fan, but this held me riveted.
What a wonderful journey into how powerful and immediate our first impressions can be! This audio book gives numerous examples of the "thin slice" theory in action, where people with a trained eye can instantly and accurately perceive what others miss altogether. The author uses various real-life situations and research results to help us understand the factors at work in our own minds so we can take advantage of this power while avoiding making the wrong snap judgements. Very thought-provoking and, apparently, very threatening to those with a crippling inability to look at the world objectively.
It is astonishing how much our mind controls our actions. This book gives great insight into how we make decisions. This is important to be aware of to reduce the time we waste when making decisions while making sure that we have enough information to make a reasoned decision when necessary.
This is an amazing book! While it is not a business book, per se, it speaks volumes to how we make decisions and how we can and should evaluate the decision making abilities of others. Even if you don't want or need to apply the findings relayed in this book, it is an amazingly fascinating look into our minds. Worth every second - I kept hoping that there was more!
A simple, flowing discussion of a complex subject, namely, the strengths and weaknesses in making snap judgments. Unlike other readers, I saw no contradictions here - it is clear that, for snap judgments to be a useful tool, there must be an underlay of expertise. A criticism I sympathise with a little is that the middle section of the book could perhaps have been a little shorter, but I'm in no rush myself, so I enjoyed it as well.
This book is important. It gets at a subject often alluded to but never examined. Intuition is powerful but not well understood. This book explains how to use it at what time.
As usual with Gladwell's stuff, a few interesting anecdotes and observations gussied up as "cutting edge" psychology. He certainly has a knack for turning a two page article into a book. Synopsis: we have an unconscious mind, it makes very quick decisions (in a "blink"), some are good, some aren't. Uh, ok, got it.