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.
Galdwell breaks intuition down to a science, but don't mistake this for a text book read. Galdwell carefully draws his conculsions from situations we can all relate to. I would guess, readers who enjoyed this book have a natural interest in human nature and sociology. Keeps you thinking long after you've finshed listening.
The premise of this book is that people have intuition. Of course everyone has intuition!! So you'd think that this book would discuss how to improve this instinctual ability by offering tips or methods; NOPE. This book is filled with stories of people who had experiences of intuition and nothing else. If you enjoy listening to the intellectual NPR type who love spouting off words and descriptions that make them sound smart but never leads them to a valid point then go ahead and waste your money. Otherwise, this book is utterly worthless and void of any useful information. Anyone in their right mind will be left wanting and begging for this babbling idiot to finally get to a point.
There seems to be a problem with the enhanced version of this audio book - it cuts out at around 01:23:00 on both my iPhone and in iTunes. I'm downloading the format 4 version now and hope it'll be better.
Not enough information in this book.
The subjecy is excellent and I wanted information.
The book was far too breif and did not go into enough usefull detail.
There was not enough to apply to the real world
8 hours of spewing information, albeit much of it was interesting, but I kept waiting for the time when he would say "these are the 5 things you need to take away from this book", or even "my point of telling you all this is". It never happens. Even the conclusion is just 20 more minutes of spewing information. Can I draw my own conclusions? Sure I can. But it sure would be nice to know what the author was thinking. I won't be reading any more Malcolm Gladwell books.
Words words words words ... love em
I love useful information ... Audio books affords me the opportunity to multi-task and get my fix... This was such a great purchase. Overall great and useful information and the author was the perfect one to read it. I am big on narrators and there was something about his voice that made it THAT much better. I am purchasing the Tipping Point" next :)
This is a solid book and Malcom Gladwell did a great job of narrating. While it is a little bit dry from time to time, it moves quickly and the the side stories are enjoyable.