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Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

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20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Fascinating Insight in to Impressions

Anyone looking for advanced insight into human nature will love this book. Did you realize that the first six seconds of a personal encounter 'the handshake and greeting' are 80% predictive of the outcome of the encounter? In 'Blink', Malcolm Gladwell will help you un...
Anyone looking for advanced insight into human nature will love this book. Did you realize that the first six seconds of a personal encounter 'the handshake and greeting' are 80% predictive of the outcome of the encounter? In 'Blink', Malcolm Gladwell will help you understand what happens during that first six seconds. Whether you are socially struggling or a master networker, you should check this out. Absolutely in keeping with his #1 best seller, 'The Tipping Point', now becoming a classic.

posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007

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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Good not Great

Entertaining and interesting book but not particularly useful. It talks about thin-slicing, which is how we make decisions/judgements on a small amount of data and in the blink of an eye. These judgements are usually very accurate, however trying to analyze why you ma...
Entertaining and interesting book but not particularly useful. It talks about thin-slicing, which is how we make decisions/judgements on a small amount of data and in the blink of an eye. These judgements are usually very accurate, however trying to analyze why you made the decision is often a waste of time. Rationalizing these decisions often causes you to erroneously come to a different conclusion.

posted by RobbieMA on November 11, 2009

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    Posted September 14, 2013

    OMG

    Hate that book never wont to read that book

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Don't waste your time on this book

    Apparently Malcolm Gladwell's first book was a big hit, but this book is no second hit wonder. Don't waste your time or money. There are some interesting tidbits but nothing you probably didn't already know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    A.U. one, the sadness sign.

    Adaptive unconscious. Specific affect. Take two seconds, thin slice and you know my facial expression as described by Silvan Tompkins and Paul Ekman. Read the last chapter and you can get the point. Don't waste the money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2006

    And the point is?

    Sorry, but guess I am not a fan of Gladwell. I grew very tired of example after example and kept waiting for the point of the book, teaching me something of value. Never finished it.

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