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Blink | [Malcolm Gladwell]

Blink

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life.
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Publisher's Summary

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life. Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how the power of blink could fundamentally transform our relationships - the way we consume, create and communicate, how we run our businesses, and even our societies. You'll never think about thinking in the same way again.

©2005 Malcolm Gladwell; (P)2005 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Brilliant." (Observer)
"Astonishing." (Daily Mail)
"Compelling." (Evening Standard)

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    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12
    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Concept"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Great performance by Malcolm, excellently read and a different and intriguing concept


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blink?

    Chapters 5 & 6 stood out for me and really tied the book together with great studies on Coca cola, Pepsi, The Amadou Diallo shooting and musician 'Kenna'


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The case study of Amadou Diallo was excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a Life changer but a solid concept and idea that does help you consciously change your bad thinking habits.. Recommended but not a MUST HAVE for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Dunlop Villahermosa, Mexico 12-12-11
    Anthony Dunlop Villahermosa, Mexico 12-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Really enjoyed the book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blink to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subject matter contained a lot of ideas that were completely new to me.


    What about Malcolm Gladwell???s performance did you like?

    Malcolm Gladwell is passionate about his ideas, and this comes over clearly in his reading.


    If you could give Blink a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Important observations about first impressions


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Germano Manaus - AM - BrazilBrazil 03-29-10
    Germano Manaus - AM - BrazilBrazil 03-29-10
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    "great"

    Great book, as other books from same author. Makes you think about how decisions are made in our world, and how they affect us. My only constraint towards a five star rating is that some statistics deserved more details; mere averages without mentioning deviation can be misleading, specially when values are close.

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  • Sue Bayliss
    London, England United Kingdom
    5/29/14
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    "Excellent book"

    I must admit to liking Malcolm Gladwell's books. It's been a while since I read this but I enjoyed listening to it.

    This is a great book, very interesting concepts and very well presented.

    Enjoy!

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  • Chus
    UK
    2/26/14
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    "Great insight about how our minds work"
    What made the experience of listening to Blink the most enjoyable?

    Surprising account about how our perception of the world and thinking are interconnected in ways we are not aware. How our 'guts' can be either our most powerful ally or worst enemy when making decisions or judgements in our lives.
    Really liked Malcolm's reading too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Surprising account about how our perception of the world and thinking are interconnected in ways we are not aware. How our 'guts' can be either our most powerful ally or worst enemy when making decisions or judgements in our lives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    DUNDEE, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Very interesting topic and great naration"

    Having previously listened to and enjoyed Outliers I decided to give this a go and was not disappointed. The topic was very interesting I particularly enjoyed the examples given. The story of how Korean airlines manged to change the safety record I thought was very cool. Like the previous audio book I found Gladwell's narration to be spot on.

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  • Mark
    Banchory, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Thinking about a better title"

    Quite a useful and thoughtful listen on the whole. I am glad that I took the time to hear the whole thing. I guess I was not convinced by the title though. I kind of thought it would be more of a lesson on enhanced thought, which had some sort of NLP blink thing slanted into it. But is was a series of generally linked anecdotes, most of which were quite interesting and entertaining, so not so difficult to take in.

    I liked the military man who messed up the war game by not playing by their rules. Glad someone in the US military had some capability to think out of the box! So - really did not learn anything unexpected or especially new - but it was a good listed and well read.

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  • sophie
    London, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell"

    This book is both intriguing and full of contradictions. Just when you think you've got a handle on it, Gladwell turns everything upside down. The research he quotes is absolutely fascinating and has, in many ways, changed the way I see the world. Very informative. I would not hesitate to recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    ilford, United Kingdom
    12/19/12
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    "An Eye Opener"

    Malcolm Gladwell has moved, adjusted and trained my way of thinking in this epoch making book. His voice adds an authenticity to the contents of this book. Blink was an eye opener. WOW!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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