Blink Book Reviews

Malcolm Gladwell

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell Book Summary

From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making. 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.

👋 Do you love Blink books? Please share your friends!

share facebook whatsapp twitter pinterest telegram email
Book Name Blink
Genre Management & Leadership
Language English
E-Book Size 1.36 MB

Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) Book Reviews 2024

💸 Want to send money abroad for free?

We transfer money over €4 billion every month. We enable individual and business accounts to save 4 million Euros on bank transfer fees. Want to send free money abroad or transfer money abroad for free? Free international money transfer!

Great!!!. A la tisnada !!! Great book

Interesting book. Interesting and easy to read book.

Blink opened my eyes.... Well written. Solid enticing presentation of enlightening research that clearly lays out the reasons to trust but verify our gut reaction.

It was an excellent book.. I like how Blink explains snap decision making and it’s importance. It also discusses how to not get lost in information but rather use the information to better understanding.

Counterintuitive. Throughout the entirety of Blink you end up seeing how counterintuitive our first impressions to so many things are. From taste tests, to wartime strategy, and most importantly to how we interpret other people. To start to accept this idea you first have to accept a series of rules. The first is that snap judgments are natural and seem accurate enough for many scenarios. The second is that we can’t play an active part in that snap judgment. The next and probably biggest understanding is knowing which snap decisions to trust and which to actively work against. In his book, “Talking to Strangers,” Gladwell does a great job of explaining that third part, the filter. The filter being CONTEXT of course. In Blink he lays out how we quickly judge, and in the other he dives into how butcher context. For that reason you should absolutely read Blink first, followed closely by “Talking to Strangers.” All of this is done in Gladwell’s well established style. That trademark elaborate journey layered with anecdotes, tests, and expert insights that all combine to demonstrate powerful patterns. It’s how you wish we learned most everything. At least in an exploratory sense. Seeding the curiosity, watering it, and waiting for that lightbulb like bloom that represents the “aha” moment.

Superb. Loved all of the stories. Gladwell is expert at drawing conclusions through storytelling. Such an enjoyable and insightful mean. I will carry these ideas with me for the rest of my life. Well done.

Must Read!. Amazing insight into the human mind, practical solutions, and revealing the hidden bias in all of us.

Great Book. Malcolm Gladwell is a masterful author and did a wonderful job if taking complex concepts and explaining them simply and thoroughly through use of illustrative stories and anecdotes. It really made me think about things I never thought I would. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to expand their understanding of how psychology affects our day to day life.

I recommend this book. Very good reading although it is a little complex and abstract sometimes

Blink. Great book for unconventional thinkers

Go ahead, blink. In fact you should probably skip this entirely and just take a nap instead. This is interesting subject matter assembled with no real cohesion. I would like to take the time to explore these concepts further. With a little more substance this would easily be a 

Loved outliers, hated blink. I really enjoyed outliers, so I gave this book a try. The first 30 pages or so are interesting, and then it goes no where. This book was painfully boring and overall not worth the electrons it's printed on. Sorry Malcolm, this one sucked.

Metacognition. Malcom Gladwell simply makes one think about... well, how one actually thinks. “Blink” brings critical awareness of oneself as a thinker and learner. Appropriately thin-sliced into multiple vignettes, “Blink” helps one view problem sets from different perspectives that will expand ones thinking within a nanosecond or blink-of-an-eye.

Blink!. Very insightful and helpful in understanding the power of unconscious thought.

Highly recommend!. Definite page turner. Intelligent, very interesting and extremely well written!

Phenomenal!. I have listened to this book on audio about 5 times… is read by the author. I found this to be the most validating piece of information I have ever heard…..what we know without even knowing. It may be a piece that requires the reader be ready to hear and to take in the information as it is not in any way superficial. This author has really done his research…..Highly recommend.

Blink -the power of the unconscious. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, how sometimes our conscious does things we are unaware of. Throughout this book Gladwell discusses certain incidents where people felt a certain way about something but didn't know why. When they saw a certain statue and they "felt as though there was a glass between me and the work." Or when they did an experiment on couples to see if they were right for each other within five minutes the psychologist could tell and although they may seem like they were they weren't because once you'd look deeper into them something so obvious but so not, you'd come to the realization that they were missing a fact that these couples werent truly stating what they really felt. Overall the book gives great insight on how your conscious works and how easily we can do certain things to manipulate our mindset. Such as taking a simple test and all of a sudden behaving differently because of certain subtle words and not realize it. The book provides you with facts along with examples to better understand it. Gladwell does an excellent job on proposing his statements on how the unconscious works without the use of too much jargon but rather captivating stories and examples. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. Especially to those who are into learning more about how the brain works and how easily one can be manipulated, and or aspiring journalists. The best part about this book is that it's not only interesting but also an easy read. Its also a great book for those who are into learning random facts such as the reasons the "new coke" didn't work out yet no one liked the old one.

Outside point of view. This is certainly very interesting subject and author does fairly decent job of exploring it, but it all comes in form of a reporter. Someone looking In from outside. Author does not share any personal experience with the subject and you can distinctly feel the lack of his own experience in the way he does not know how to relate the information he gets across mostly in form of anecdotes you probably already read about anyway if you are interested in the subject. This topic would be much better served by a different author with more personal insight into the issue. It has the feel to it that author is just writing this to make money rather than being genuinely interested in what he writes about. The book sort of starts well with a decent introduction of the subject in the first half, but it sort of goes in all directions through series of random anecdotes in the second half and becomes very chaotic without any overall idea being presented or any sort of direction whatsoever.

Great Book. Bought this and realize it have the same topic with Daniel Kahneman's book. Love it.. Thanks.

Outdated references to neuroscience literature. The author draws on research such as the IAT which has a test-retest factor of only -.35, if being generous. There are still some sound factors of reactive decision making proposed and that is valuable.

Great for Engineers and project managers. Does good job explaining the difference and use case for statistical analysis and quick judgement.

Incredibly invigorating. M. Gladwell never ceases to amaze me. This book offers clear and concise examples that challenge the reader to think about decisions made from our unconscious mind and how easily our snap judgements can fail us. I love this book and will read again.

Simply a must read. My favorite of all the books. It's a classic. Stories that are so relatable and repeatable to all your friends. No one tells a story like this guy.

Page Turner. Can't wait to keep reading more from Gladwell

Blink. Mostly boring and repetitious. I read it on a recommendation of a friend. I may try Outliers.

Informative in Plain Language. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to a friend. Makes for great conversation with just about anyone. I liked this book and look forward to applying its knowledge! Definitely a help for social change.

Gladwell at his far.. Such a wonderful book on rapid cognition. Beautiful. I easily apply something from this book everyday.

💰 A universe of opportunities: Payoneer

Did you know that you can earn 25 USD from our site just by registering? Get $25 for free by joining Payoneer!

🧠 Join the movement! Experience the world's No.1 brain supplement

Imagine you at your best. All the time. Picture yourself at your sharpest and most productive. Your most alert and focused. Your most lucid, creative and confident. At work. At play. In every area of your life. Add Mind Lab Pro® v4.0 to your daily routine and uncap your true potential. Buy Now!

👉 Are you looking for an Adsense alternative advertising platform?

Adsterra is the most preferred ad network for those looking for an alternative to AdSense. Adsterra is the ideal choice for new sites with low daily traffic. In order to advertise on the site in Adsterra, like other ad networks, a certain traffic limit, domain age, etc. is required. There are no strict rules. Sign up!

Great book. This is a great, captivating book. I'm a slow reader but I managed to finish this book in one day. Very insightful, lots of great details and it relates to day to day life. Malcolm Gladwell is a very good and thorough writer.

Great Read. This is my favorite author of all time. Insightful, capable, and leaves you with a lasting impression.

Great reading. Easy to stay interested.

Blink. Great book! Gladwell is a talented writer and makes topics a very interesting read. Best book of his collection, in my opinion.

Stories about common sense. Interesting read....sure. However, it's not that insightful. Lots commentary on common sense, kind of like 'Tipping Point'.

Gladwell's best (so far)!. You are a human being. You are interested in other human beings? Read this!

Please wait! Blink book comments loading...

Malcolm Gladwell - Blink Discussions & Comments

Have you read this book yet? What do you think about Blink by Malcolm Gladwell book? Ask the community a question about Blink!

Download Link Book Format
blink-ebook.pdf PDF
blink-ebook.epub EPUB KINDLE

Blink E-book (PDF, PUB, KINDLE) Download

Blink ebook blink (1.36 MB) download new links will be update!

Blink Similar Books

Book Name Score Reviews Price
Essentialism 4.5/5 654 $9.99
The Happiness Advantage 4.5/5 532 $9.99
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast 4/5 1,660 $12.99
How to Win at the Sport of Business 4.5/5 3,904 $7.99
Make Something Wonderful 4.5/5 1,080 Free

Enhance sleep, vision, cognition, flexibility, energy, long-range health and more. Performance Lab CORE Formulas support all aspects of human performance, across all walks of life. Boosts work performance and productivity with nootropics for focus, multitasking under stress, creative problem-solving and more.

Other Books from Malcolm Gladwell

Summary of Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

The Blink book written by Malcolm Gladwell was published on 03 April 2007, Tuesday in the Management & Leadership category. A total of 1,058 readers of the book gave the book 4 points out of 5.

Free Management & Leadership Books
Book Name Author Price
Sustainable Enterprise Value Creation Richard Samans & Jane Nelson Free
Communicate with Impact Ora Shtull Free
Daily Habit Makeover Zoe McKey Free
5 Simple Productivity Hacks That Could Revolutionize Your Life Beau Norton Free
Technology Business Management Technology Business Management Council Free

Coinbase is the world's most trusted place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Open an account today, and if you buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, you'll receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!

Paid Management & Leadership Books
Book Name Author Price
The 12 Week Year Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington $15.99
Nine-Figure Mindset Brandon Dawson $13.99
Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 John C. Maxwell $11.99
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker $19.99
The ONE Thing Gary Keller & Jay Papasan $1.99

Jasper is the generative AI platform for business that helps your team create content tailored for your brand 10X faster, wherever you work online.