This book was OK at best. I felt like it came to too many unsubstatiated conclusions without the underlying proof and in certain cases is just plain wrong. The book Thinking Fast and Slow while a bit drier gives a much better account of the process, the flaws and strengths of "quick" thinking.
The entertaining way the author, Gladwell, weaves in his examples, speckled with bits of empirical research. It was well done.
I love the deep, crisp and clear tonal quality of Gladwell's voice. I normally think an author should not also be the reader but I could listen to Gladwell on other books also.
Overall well done. It spells out out rapid cognition works and makes that accessible for all who are interested.
I have recommended this book to several of my clinical colleagues.
Clear, concise and interesting storytelling.
An amazing perspective!
I read a number of negative reviews of this book, but I think many of them have misunderstood the meaning of the book. That is easy to do as it doesn't flow in a clear manner. However, the premise is fairly simple, that there is a subconscious moment that has a lot of information about how we think that influences our actions. All of his ideas relate to that. I think he did a great job with that simple premise. Wanting more out of the book is naive. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I don't think so.
I would cautiously recommend it. I felt like I got the point of the book fairly quickly but each chapter just seemed to rehash the same premise without new insight.
I disliked the music used in the audiobook.
It was the first audiobook I listened to.
It involved lots of details, but it was told in an interesting way. It was the audiobook equivalent of a page-turner.
I haven't listened to other performances, but have read other of his books.
Not a particular moment, but the entire thesis of the book was facsinating.
I would highly recommend this title.
the whole book
to realize how people truly think.
most people use "thin Slicing" daily
I have enjoyed Gladwell's Outliers, The Tipping Point, and now Blink, but I'll have to say the Blink comes in number 3. Some of his examples in Blink lost me, however, there is always new, practical information to learn from each book and I find all his books easy to follow, informative, and applicable.
I loved Outliers. That was one of the best books I've read in recent years. I would not say Blink is THAT good, but it is very good. Thought-provoking, mind-expanding, all that. If you haven't read Outliers, I recommend that one first, but this is of the same caliber.
Yes, it is important to understand facial expressions and body language... so often we ignore the signs.
The way the narrator describe the police offices lack of judgement in Soundview. I live in that neighborhood until I was 7.
The chapter about relationships and the notable signs of contempt