Wednesday, February 16, 2005


i just finished BLINK, THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING by Malcolm Gladwell, 254pp.

I would reccommend this book to anyone who would listen to me. It is an incredibly interesting subject, Gladwell writes engagingly and well, not one dull spot in the whole book, and i think you could, if you cared enough to put in a bit of effort, benefit from this book no matter what your job/role in life is.

This is not a self help book, not at all. This book talks about snap decisions, and uses so many examples, you start to realize how large a part of your everyday life this is, and how much you just don't realize it. the gist of the book, from what i got, is that although we are taught the more information we have about a subject, the better we can make a judment/decision on it, that is not always the case. there is so much going on in our minds that we don't even realize, quite often that "intuition" or feeling you get is your mind already processing the information and trying to guide you based off of the results.

another facinating bit was the part about the possibility of temporary autism, based off of being in an intense situation. this was well illustrated through a few stories of cop shootings when the cops were wrong. they could have sworn they saw a gun, but the person had no gun.

i really enjoyed this book. it was informative, entertaining, enlightning, and well worth my time.

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