Malcom has a way of grabbing ahold of you and putting you in a trance, with the way his reading and information are formulated and the brilliant content.
I finished this book in 3 days because it's just that good. Malcolm Gladwell, thank you so much for writing this and I look forward to reading all of your books!
Malcolm Gladwell is one of my fave authors because he makes me think through my own beliefs through the prism of his adaptations of narratives that hit the nail on the head with out-of-the-box thinking. Blink is no exception. I often don't trust my instincts but will certainly do so more now. I am an overthinker to the highest degree when it comes to my business. I need to jump in and just go for it more often with my ideas. After 15 years of minor successes and mediocrity I have nothing to lose.
This book is informational, packed with facts and data. At the same time it is highly entertaining. Glad well supplements his ideas with scenarios that illustrate his points. I was especially interested in his idea that first, gut reactions are often the most genuine. I have lived and worked with people who carefully and tediously analyze every decision and still make poor decisions.
The reading itself (by the author, no less), and the content, were great. I did, however, find the music at the beginning and end of each chapter to be mildly annoying and distracting. Even so, it's well worth reading/listening to better understand the power and perils of the split second decision making we all do every day.
Absolutely. This is a fascinating book about how we as human beings make decisions based on preconditioned biases; ones that we are most likely often unaware of. It was so poignant; especially when talking about racial and gender bias.
I also really loved "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. This book did not disappoint.
In a time when we tend to be so polarized in our society, it is important to really think about how we think. It gave me some ideas to chew on and helped me in thinking about how I relate to others, or rather, how we relate to each other. I listened to this book in increments because I really felt like there was a lot to think about here. I really enjoyed the ideas presented and it sparked meaningful conversations with my friends and family. Great book!
Insightful on the unconscious decisions we all make. If you are in the line of work where you have to make quick decisions about other people this book is for you.