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  • Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 277 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1100

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0316172324 :


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Blink : the power of thinking without thinking

by Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-

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Call number: 153.44 Gl

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The statue that didn't look right -- The theory of thin-slicing -- The locked door -- The Warren Harding error -- Paul Van Riper's big victory : creating structure for spontaneity -- Kenna's dilemma : the right-and wrong-way to ask people what they want -- Seven seconds in the Bronx : the delicate art of mind-reading -- Conclusion: listening with your eyes : the lessons of blink.

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Great Book

Blink offers lots of information which can be put into use. Gladwell gives examples of the adaptive unconscious at work, talks about its downsides, and when it shuts down.

Recommended for Book Clubs

I'm not a huge Malcolm Gladwell fan, mostly because while I'm interested in the way he identifies and explores these phenomena, I'm just not interested enough to want to read each whole explanation. I think I'd enjoy Gladwell best in Reader's Digest condensed fashion. I usually really like his articles in the New Yorker - I'm just not invested enough to really pursue the whole book.

That being said, "Blink" made a more interesting book club discussion topic than I expected. I was surprised how much good discussion the book generated and really enjoyed hearing everyone's personal experiences with processes described in the book. So while as a book, I wasn't completely captivated, the material was a great starting place for a good discussion.

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