A book worthy of a read with the physical book a notepad and a highlighter. Thank you Malcom.
Greatly enjoyed this book. Well-researched and explained. I'm still not completely sure "what to do about it" however. Is it possible to really do anything with it? What is to be practiced or what new techniques can be offered or is it just a "look what we found" approach? Therefore, study after study got redundant without something to learn to do differently. In particular, the section on facial expression research, where the author read specific muscle names over and over and over. What's the point? Do I really need to hear these over and over? If I was reading the book there it would have been easy to skip but felt chained to the audio until the author decided to stop the list.
Overall, however, excellent material and stories. Would highly recommend.
Philosopher, Entrepreneur, Social Psychologist.
Malcolm Gladwell is amazing. His insights are thoughtful and I always feel I leave his books more introspective. His readings are also very well done and love his intensity in reading his own work.
if he had not set the bar as high with Outliers and Tipping Point, I might have considered this for 5 stars. But as the book explains, we cannot make judgement without bias. Irony
The story is compelling . It's ending with musical anecdotes was strangely ironic for this musician listener. The background music in many of the intros or transitions was overpowering, distracting and annoying. I find myself listening to and analyzing the music when I should have been listening to the author.
Otherwise, a most fascinating read (listen).
Brings to light how snap decisions are made and how to improve the effectiveness of those decisions. Recommend this for everyone .
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.