Blink by Malcolm Gladwell


By Malcolm Gladwell

  • Release Date: 2006-02-23
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
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From the author of The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's international bestseller Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a revolution in the understanding of the mind.

An art expert sees a ten-million-dollar sculpture and instantly spots it's a fake. A marriage analyst knows within minutes whether a couple will stay together. A fire-fighter suddenly senses he has to get out of a blazing building. A speed dater clicks with the right person...

This book is all about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. Here Malcolm Gladwell explores the phenomenon of 'blink', showing how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision. By trusting your instincts, he reveals, you'll never think about thinking in the same way again.

'Trust my snap judgement, buy this book: you'll be delighted' The New York Times

'Compelling, fiendishly clever' Evening Standard

'Brilliant ... the implications for business, let alone love, are vast' Observer

'Superb ... this wonderful book should be compulsory reading' New Statesman

'Blink might just change your life' Esquire

'Should you buy this book? You already know the answer to that' Independent on Sunday


  • Thumbs up

    By Andy Kilpatrick
    An enjoyable read. Well laid out and good use of real life examples to back up the theme.
  • Fascinating

    By Tom Marien
    Great read... Gives extraordinary insight into the way the mid brain and subconscious effect our behaviour and decisions.
  • Great

    By one account
  • Educational yet easy to read.

    By Simmonia
    Easy reading and with some good insights, however don't expect a decision making framework of any sort.
  • Very interesting

    By D3ck4rd
    If you are interested in the psychology or how the brain works, this book is for you. Lots of real work examples, evidence well laid out and a compelling read. Makes you think about how and why you buy too! An excellent read.
  • Amazing

    By Alicegillespie
    A really interesting read. Recently started studying psychology at AS level so thought this would be good and I have to say I wasn't disappointed :)
  • True experience brings a good read

    By JkPsych
    Top notch writing from Gladwell makes this a book that I can't stop recommending. If you want an insight to your brain or have just been sitting watching "Lie to me" on TV, either way you will enjoy the research that has been laid out for you to help understand your next decision in life.