My wife and I are very well read in psychology and weren't expecting much of interest. However, on a long car trip, we were totally fascinated - the miles actually passed too fast. Wonderful book.
read/listen to this and it will change the way you think about thinking. A great read.
Malcom Gladwell presents a series of compelling examples to explain how people make snap judgements. The examples are based upon scientific research, as opposed to "pop science." Gladwell also helps us understand the conditions that cause snap judgements to be right as well as wrong.
Beyond the strong content, Gladwell's voice is easy to listen to.
This was an enjoyable listen and the author did a great job as the narrator. My main problem with this book, though, was that the author seemed to spend the first part of the book explaining how we should learn to make snap judgements and trust our subconcious to pick up on clues when we make a decision. Then, the second half of the book seems to refute the first part when he uses multiple examples of how using snap judgements can be faulty or dangerous. Maybe I missed the whole point of the book or maybe it would seem different in the printed copy but I still don't know exactly what his argument was after finishing the book.
I was really excited to listen to this book however I found myself to be disinterested less than halfway into it. It was quite a dissapointment.
It is an interesting point of view of the power of our mind and those few first seconds of our perception.
Some good examples to demostrate his theory.