How do we make decisions--good and bad--and why are some people so much better at it than others? Thats the question Malcolm Gladwell asks and answers in the follow-up to his huge bestseller, The Tipping Point. 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. Leaping boldly from example to example, displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Gladwell reveals how we can become better decision makers--in our homes, our offices, and in everyday life. The result is a book that is surprising and transforming. Never again will you think about thinking the same way.
Interesting thesis and, as always with Gladwell, well written and easy to read.Lots of story to demonstrate that in certain conditions we take decision in a blink with our unconscious.I'd prefered a little more depth but all in all is a book I
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Could we recognize a piece of art, or tell for sure that a couple is in the middle of a crisis or declare that a person is telling the truth or is lying in a blink?
The reply is: it is possible. There are experts who are able to judge whether they
..."ether they are in front of a fake, a couple in the middle of a crisis, or that a person is telling the truth or not. What they have in common is that they trained themselves to listen to their heart and intuition (in seconds) without relying on their eyes only or on their prejudices and be right. The process that everyone of them use is the thin-slicing one.
This is a very fascinating book on one of the most intriguing human abilities: know what's really going on simply in a blink.