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Author: Malcolm Gladwell
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ISBN-13: 9780316001052
ISBN-10: 0316001058
Publication Date: 1/31/2005
Pages: 277
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Book Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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mmbay avatar reviewed Blink on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This book sat on my bookshelf for a few months before I picked it up and started reading. Once I got started, I was hooked. The chapters flowed smoothly and the information was presented in a story like format. What a relief to learn that too much information clogs up your ability to make a good decision. I also really enjoyed the chapter describing speed dating and how people choose a date. Never dry and boring; I'd recommend this book
GrannyGamer avatar reviewed Blink on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The first half of this book is excellent ... a fascinating look at the way we think, make decisions, and process our unconscious thoughts. But it gets bogged down about midway, with examples that are way too long and complicated. It's almost as if he said what he wanted to say in the beginning, then had to pad the book in order to make it long enough. Still, worth reading even if you don't make it all the way through.
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Helpful Score: 6
I found this book taught me to think about thinking in a very different way. I found the examples very interesting to read about.
Sue-in-AZ avatar reviewed Blink on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Fantastic book. Easy to read and understand. I found lots of lessons to apply to my own life that I'm very excited about.

I think the author does a great job making very complex concepts understandable by combining real-life examples with studies from a wide variety of fields.

I read this in a day and couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 4
I honestly don't see what is the fascination with this author... Blink is incredibly repetitive in its basic premise and there is very little scientific evidence to his concept. Although the does refer to studies to support his viewpoint, it is the same 3 or 4 studies being reviewed again and again. I think this would have been a good white paper, to me, it felt like there was not enough original or in-depth content for a full book.
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I´ve read it twice i liked it so much. Malcom Gladwell is a very entertaining author.
Lionors avatar reviewed Blink on + 70 more book reviews
This is a very interesting and eye opening read. I definitely want to read more of Gladwell.
jenn97 avatar reviewed Blink on + 4 more book reviews
This book was one of the best books I've read. I couldn't put it down. It is really fascinating to learn about our snap judgements and how they affect our world. I would recommend this book for everyone!
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I really enjoyed this book. It has an interesting perspective on how things are and then when you break them down with science and research how they are.
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One of the best books I've ever read! Malcolm Gladwell captured my attention with this book right from the start. This book is loaded with fantastic examples and the writing is truly professional and organized. I highly recommend this book if nothing else on your shelf is able to grab you.
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Another Gladwell book that is based on a good idea, but the book can be summed up in a couple of paragraphs and you wouldnt have to waste time reading it.

While the premise is excellent it is full of half-baked examples and shoddy scientific support. Many examples are sited most of which are clear why they are related and many studies are cited but without details to clinch the deal. Read the first chapter or so, then leave it.
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Excellent Book!