Apr 05, 09
Read in February, 2009
Very thought-provoking, well balanced book that discusses how first impressions and reactions can lead or mislead us to right or wrong conclusions. Though at first seeming to advocate the use of more "first impression" decisionmaking, the book does go on to cover the problems of relying on our gut reactions to make critical decisions. I "read" this book as an audio CD which was narrated by the author himself, and I thought Malcolm Gladwell did an excellent job both in formulating the book and presenting it as narrator, as the book is essentially a collection of examples and stories about how our responses can be correctly and incorrectly utilized. It made me want to listen to more of his books, especially "Tipping Point" and possibly "Outliers".