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Nina’s review of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
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Dec 04, 2008 10:59PM
One of the other comments mentions that he doesn't specify when snap judgement is good or bad. Good call that it's useful when you're an expert in that field!
Nov 30, 2013 07:29PM
"A series of fascinating, well-told stories. It is really nothing more and nothing less." I totally agree.
May 18, 2014 09:01AM
where can i read this for free? can you guys help me? thanks
Aug 06, 2014 06:55AM
Agree with your observation that this book is interesting because Gladwell is such a great storyteller.
Sep 26, 2014 07:25PM
I downloded the pdf of the book and its only 127 pages, I dont know if its missing something?
Jan 29, 2015 04:43AM
Nice, I partially agree. Some stories can call one's attention but others may be too full of the details and not that interesting, for example, it was very hard to finish the chapter "Paul Van Riper's big victory”. And as you, I kept looking for cohesion it that was frustrating.
Apr 27, 2015 07:26PM
I understood your part about the lack of cohesion of the book. You were flooded with so many examples that after a while you lost track of what he was getting at exactly. However, with that being said, the examples and stories of countless individuals were fascinating to me. In one of the chapters towards the end of the book, he started to retell the story of Abbie Conant, the trombone player and her being harassed by the music director for being a woman and how playing trombone was a "manly instrument." It was interesting to see how because of her winning trial after trial against the orchestra, it led many orchestras during the 70's and 80's to hold blind auditions. By that point, the number of women in orchestras rose dramatically. This is a good, and quick read when you're looking for a "not so ordinary type of theory"
Oct 02, 2016 07:35PM
Great book overall. I wish he would focus in fewer examples and develop the mechanisms of thin-slicing a little more. Afterwords from second edition clarifies the whole bunch of examples.
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