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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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    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 04-23-12
    Brenda Gauteng, South Africa 04-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Malcolm Gladwell Rocks!"
    Would you listen to Blink again? Why?

    Absolutely. It's great to re-read/listen to good books to refresh your memory.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Malcolm Gladwell thoroughly covers the material and his narration is just perfect.


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Gladwell – was your favorite?

    Malcolm Gladwell!


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

    I loved the section on body language and Paul Eckman's work.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Malcolm Gladwell entertains and inspires! The world would not be the same without him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12
    Rob Melbourne, Australia 02-29-12 Member Since 2014
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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 03-29-10
    germano 03-29-10 Member Since 2015
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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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  • ilkka
    United Kingdom
    4/9/15
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    "Insightful & Amazing"

    Useful and helpful, makes you think! Recommended. Malcolm has great voice as well which is at the same time calming and gets your attention

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    Paisley, United Kingdom
    10/30/14
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    "Facinating subject"
    If you could sum up Blink in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, facinating and through provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I particularly enjoyed the link to the Rip, the army Marine and his use of the congnative processes in battle


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    NA


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me rivited, very interesting


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to anyone, I wasn't particularly interested in the subject matter and took a punt on this book and have not regretted it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    Great Dunham, United Kingdom
    9/3/14
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    "not really sure this went where it was going..."
    Would you try another book written by Malcolm Gladwell or narrated by Malcolm Gladwell?

    Malcolm books are all way interesting and follow a journey and story of how he got there, but more so than other I think this lost its way a little, may be on a second listen I will get more from it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Malcolm Gladwell? Why or why not?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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