Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm GladwellDrawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way youll understand every decision you make. Never again will you think about thinking the same way.
Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant - in the blink of an eye - that actually arent as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work - in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of blink: the election of Warren Harding; New Coke; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers arent those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of thin-slicing - filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
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He is also the host of the podcast Revisionist History and co-founder of the podcast company Pushkin Industries. Gladwell's books and articles often deal with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences and make frequent and extended use of academic work, particularly in the areas of sociology , psychology , and social psychology. Gladwell was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30, Gladwell was born in Fareham , Hampshire , England. His father, Graham Gladwell, was a mathematics professor from Kent , England. Gladwell has said that his mother is his role model as a writer.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is a non- fiction book written by Malcolm Gladwell and published by Little, Brown and.
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M alcolm Gladwell is in his natural habitat — a cafe in New York's West Village, down the street from his apartment — engaged in a very Gladwellian task: defending Lance Armstrong. The bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers, who despite all appearances just turned 50, has a tendency to hoist both arms aloft like a preacher when a topic inflames him. And the topic of doping in sports does. Why are baseball players allowed performance-enhancing eye surgery, but not performance-enhancing drugs? Basically, Armstrong did his homework and lied about it! Underneath the covers, with his flashlight on, he did his calculus!
A non-stop full-court press gives weak basketball teams a chance against far stronger teams. Why have so few adopted it? The first was that he would never raise his voice. The team was made up mostly of twelve-year-olds, and twelve-year-olds, he knew from experience, did not respond well to shouting. He would conduct business on the basketball court, he decided, the same way he conducted business at his software firm. He would speak calmly and softly, and convince the girls of the wisdom of his approach with appeals to reason and common sense. The second principle was more important.