Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

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I've been listening to the audiobook (from Audible.com, read by the author) on my commute. Though I'm not quite done with the book, I can recommend it strongly to anybody who is willing to question how they thought their mind worked.

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  • esh

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    I've been listening to the audiobook (from Audible.com, read by the author) on my commute. Though I'm not quite done with the book, I can recommend it strongly to anybody who is willing to question how they thought their mind worked. This is not a self-help book and it doesn't offer much in the way of advice on how to think better (I'll update this statement if the last bit takes a dramatic turn) but the insights, scientific studies, and examples are sometimes entertaining, sometimes disheartening, and sometimes astounding. After finishing this, you won't think the same about the way you think.

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    • grapecranberry
      This was an interesting read.
    • jbattisti
      This is a good book in that it shifts your way of thinking without being a self help book.

  • cath

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    I have never found a non-fiction book as page-turning and unputdownable as Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. If you find yourself wondering how your mind works when you're not making it think, pick up this book. It'll literally change the way you look at the world.

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  • gordon

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    Blink is another paradigm-changing book from Malcom Gladwell. Blink focuses on how and why people make quick decisions. Blink discusses the heuristics people have evolved biologically and culturally to help us navigate thru the myriad choices necessary in daily life. Witty, breezy, and well researched/organized, Blink is a pleasure to read. If you are at all interested in how people think, Blink is essential reading (and is a great way to avoid having to read all the primary psychology and sociology research Gladwell nicely summarizes for his readers)

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  • wasiljew

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    I'll read just about anything that Gladwell writes because he does thorough research and then writes very intelligently about the subject. This is best work (at least so far!).

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  • squasebarth

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    Great book! Delightfully interesting and thought provoking at the same time.

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  • djjewelz

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    Anyone who wants to understand the innerworkings of the mind should read this. It's also been incredibly helpful in the corporate setting as well. Malcolm Gladwell never disappoints.

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  • kdaddy

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    Malcolm Gladwell is an amazing story teller who blends interest data points into intricate stories, making it very enjoyable. He is certainly someone who is worth seeing speak if you have the opportunity.

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  • kristinabella

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    I finished this on a train in Switzerland--it was an excellent traveling read. I like Gladwell's writing style and the way he explains things. This book really makes you think!

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  • nadia

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    Weaving stories together with theories, Gladwell certainly gets his points across and does so in such a manner that it's easy to share and discuss with others. Blink and Tipping Point are definitely worth reading.

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  • loft3

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    Malcom Gladwell is a wonderful man. His ideas have such potential power to change the world. In this book, he teaches us how we have the power to make quick and very reliable decisions without actually thinking about them. Yeah, it sounds a bit dense but its not. Gladwell's writing style is easy and highly anecdotal. He supports his theories with stories about some remarkable people. Reading his books is a joy.

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  • xman16trs

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    A great Great Read Malcolm Gladwell rocks Outstanding Book

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  • carolineoncrack

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    A friend of mind highly recommended this book and it sounds like a fascinating read. Written by the author of The Tipping Point, this book covers "adaptive consciousness" -- a 24/7 mental valet -- that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.

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  • alesia121

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    i listened to this via audible.com and I really enjoyed it. it makes you think, that's for sure.

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  • jbattisti

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    This is a good book in that it shifts your way of thinking without being a self help book.

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