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The Resource Blink : the power of thinking without thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking, Malcolm Gladwell

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Blink : the power of thinking without thinking
Title
Blink
Title remainder
the power of thinking without thinking
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Utilizing case studies as diverse as speed dating, pop music, and the shooting of Amadou Diallo, Gladwell reveals that what we think of as decisions made in the blink of an eye are much more complicated than assumed. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, he shows how the difference between good decision-making and bad has nothing to do with how much information we can process quickly, but on the few particular details on which we focus
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Writing style
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167702
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Gladwell, Malcolm
Dewey number
153.4/4
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BF448
LC item number
.G53 2005
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1100
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Decision making
  • Intuition
  • Decision Making
  • Intuition
  • Besluitvorming
  • Intuïtie
Target audience
adult
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the power of thinking without thinking
Label
Blink : the power of thinking without thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-262) and index
Contents
  • Listening with your eyes : the lessons of blink
  • The statue that didn't look right
  • The theory of thin slices : how a little bit of knowledge goes a long way
  • The locked door : the secret life of snap decisions
  • The Warren Harding error : why we fall for tall, dark, and handsome men
  • Paul Van Riper's big victory : creating structure for spontaneity
  • Kenna's dilemma : the right-and wrong-way to ask people what they want
  • Seven seconds in the Bronx : the delicate art of mind-reading
  • Conclusion:
Control code
ocm55679231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 277 p.
Isbn
9780316172325
Lccn
2004013916
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)55679231
Label
Blink : the power of thinking without thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-262) and index
Contents
  • Listening with your eyes : the lessons of blink
  • The statue that didn't look right
  • The theory of thin slices : how a little bit of knowledge goes a long way
  • The locked door : the secret life of snap decisions
  • The Warren Harding error : why we fall for tall, dark, and handsome men
  • Paul Van Riper's big victory : creating structure for spontaneity
  • Kenna's dilemma : the right-and wrong-way to ask people what they want
  • Seven seconds in the Bronx : the delicate art of mind-reading
  • Conclusion:
Control code
ocm55679231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 277 p.
Isbn
9780316172325
Lccn
2004013916
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)55679231

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