Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Unabridged)


Written By: Malcolm Gladwell

Written By: Malcolm Gladwell

Length:7 hours and 43 min.

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In his landmark best-seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell re-defined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink , he revolutionizes the way we understand the universe within. Blink is a novel about how we feel without considering, about options that seem to be performed in a instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as straightforward as they look. Why are some people brilliant decision-makers, while the others are persistently inept? Why do some individuals follow their instincts and win, but others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains actually work, in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and also in the bed room?

In Blink we fulfill the psychologist that has realized to forecast whether or not a married relationship will last, depending on a few minutes of observing a few; the tennis mentor who understands when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake in a glance. Here, also, are fantastic failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the capturing of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that excellent decision makers are maybe not those who process the most info or devote the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the-art of "slim-slicing", filtering the very few factors that matter from an mind-boggling quantity of variants.

Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psych and exhibiting all the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a traditional, Blink alters the way you understand every choice you make. Never again do you want to think about thinking the same way.