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 suggest....Continua
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 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....Continua
Gladwell's writing is compelling and the book is rich of case studies and examples. But it seems to me he's just moving around one thesis which is too difficult to develop in rigorous terms.