Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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An art expert sees a ten-million-dollar sculpture and instantly spots it's a fake. A marriage analyst knows within minutes whether a couple will stay together. A fire-fighter suddenly senses he has to get out of a blazing building. A speed dater clicks with the right person ...

This book is all about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. Here Malcolm Gladwell explores the phenomenon of 'blink', showing how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision. By trusting your instincts, he reveals, you'll never think about thinking in the same way again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 17mm | 176g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780141022048
  • 7,775

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Intuition is often presented as the opposite of structured achievement. There are people who intuit the answer to a problem, and there are those who work it out the long and hard way. This distinction is 0: intuitive facilities turn out to be gifts that are developed and educated by practice and experience.
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Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted * The New York Times * Compelling, fiendishly clever * Evening Standard * Superb . . . this wonderful book should be compulsory reading * New Statesman * Provocative, fascinating, radical * Financial Times * Pacey and beguiling * Independent * Blink might just change your life * Esquire * Astonishing ... Blink really does make you rethink the way you think * Daily Mail * Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted * The New York Times * Blink might just change your life * Esquire * Brilliant ... the implications for business, let alone love, are vast * Observer *
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About Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of six international bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath and most recently, Talking to Strangers. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and co-founder of the audio company Pushkin Industries. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.
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