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Brief Description:
Includes reading group guide and an excerpt from the opening pages of "The tipping point."


Biographical Note:
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood, and Broken Record, where he, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam interview musicians across a wide range of genres. Gladwell has been included in the Time 100 Most Influential People list and touted as one of Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers.


Marc Notes:
Originally published: 1st ed. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2005.;Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-283) and index.;How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem? Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.


Publisher Marketing:
The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.

In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.
Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.


Review Citations:
  • New York Times 04/15/2007 pg. 24 (EAN 9780316010665, Paperback)
  • New York Review of Books 04/28/2005 pg. 19 (EAN 9780316011785, Hardcover)
  • People Weekly 01/17/2005 pg. 59 (EAN 9780316011785, Hardcover)
  • USA Today 01/24/2005 pg. 1 (EAN 9780316011785, Hardcover)
  • Harvard Business Review 04/01/2005 pg. 26 (EAN 9780316011785, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Advance 01/01/2005 pg. 37 (EAN 9781586217198, Compact Disc)
  • Library Journal 12/01/2005 pg. 186 (EAN 9781586217198, Compact Disc)
  • Black Issues Book Review 07/01/2005 pg. 23 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 09/01/2004 pg. 2 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/15/2004 pg. 46 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 10/01/2004 pg. 948 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2004 pg. 64 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 11/01/2004 pg. 52 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 11/15/2004 pg. 75 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Ingram Advance 01/01/2005 pg. 37 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Quill & Quire 12/01/2004 pg. 25 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Vanity Fair 01/01/2005 pg. 38 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 01/14/2005 pg. 92 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • USA Today 01/10/2005 pg. 1 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • New York Times 01/16/2005 pg. 1 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 09/15/2004 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 12/30/2005 pg. 150 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
  • Time 04/16/2007 pg. 68 (EAN 9780316172325, Hardcover)
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