Blink – 2014

Written in 2005 by Malcolm Gladwell.  Author of The Tipping Point.

A very energetic book utilizing comparative example style of writing to investigate the idea of ‘thin slicing’ our thought processes. For me, very interesting as the book was used in a Speed Reading class.  Very appropriate topic.

Many examples of how we do use impressions to determine our beliefs.  How some are able to excel in narrow ranges of tasks by immersion in a particular topic or field the practitioner appears to be physic, all knowing, intuitive, etc. to the general public.

My learning has benefited by the awareness the book has brought to me regarding snap decisions, structure vs spontaneity, how to ‘blink’ and be correct and engaged.  A great book to read for those who work through interactions with others.

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