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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316172325
ISBN 10: 316172324
Edition: 1
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2005-01-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $28.00

In this best-seller, a staff writer for The New Yorker weighs the factors that determine good decision-making. Drawing on recent cognitive research, Gladwell concludes that those who quickly filter out extraneous information generally make better decisions than those who discount their first impressions. The author of The Tipping Point (2000) cites the implications for such areas as emergency situations and marketing, plus some notable exceptions. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Washington Post - Howard Gardner

In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell, a former science and business reporter at The Washington Post who now writes for the New Yorker, offers his account of this sort of seemingly instantaneous judgment. Readers acquainted with Gladwell's articles and his 2000 bestseller The Tipping Point will have high anticipations for this volume; those expectations will be met. The book features the fascinating case studies, skilled interweavings of psychological experiments and explanations and unexpected connections among disparate phenomenon that are Gladwell's impressive trademark.