This book actually proved some things wrong which were taken for granted. Not every time your instincts work and that can be overcome by rehearsal of such events ! I personally loved it.
Love the synthesis of research and its application to how we make decisions. Very helpful information to our everyday life.
Great book and very applicable to real life. I always walk away from his books wanting to read more and learn more about whatever he discusses in the stories.
Thanks again Malcolm
Brings insight into everyday things that we do almost unconsciously. Beautifully written and narrated perfectly with both tone and pitch. The stories will leave you in a state of shock but the scientific evidence will blow your mind. Must read for anyone looking for enlightenment of the world around them.
I think I'm partially biased to narrators with deeper voices; however, it's more than just Mr. Gladwell's voice that totally captivates me. This was my first book by Malcolm Gladwell and it inspired me to also get Outliers, which I'm in the middle of.
Mr. Gladwell presents stories of events that support an idea, which challenges how we think about the world. It is this very thing that I find particularly interesting. While I'm not critiquing whether the idea presented is scientifically accurate, it has helped me to better understand the boundary between conscious and unconscious thought.
As a whole, I enjoy the idea presented in the way it is presented. I like the cadence of the written and spoken words, and Mr. Gladwell's voice is soothing to my ears. I also have a brain that can be described by statistics as occurring in less than 2% of the population, which I wasn't explicitly aware of when I first ear-read (listened to) Blink. Whether someone is looking for some good stories or some new ideas, I would absolutely recommend Malcolm Gladwell's Blink.
If you've read or listened to "Outliers" and "The Tipping Point" there isn't much to be gained by reading this one too. Just variations on a theme. It was still interesting, but lacked the continuity and impact of those other two books and therefore wasn't as enjoyable.
All the surpreendent narrations and the vicarious histories to guide us to the right thought.
Thank you Malcolm.