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Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Sprecher: Malcolm Gladwell
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 45 Min.
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The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making - from number-one best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

In his landmark best seller 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.

Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you understand every decision you make. Never again will you think about thinking the same way.

©2005 Malcolm Gladwell (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

Kritikerstimmen

"Entertaining and illuminating." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Gladwell's groundbreaking explication of a key aspect of human nature is enlightening, provocative, and great fun to read." ( Booklist)

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Wonderful book, brilliant narrator

I love listening to Malcolm Gladwell read his books. His voice is soothing to very enjoyable to listen to. Only the musical interludes were distracting, and I am glad to see that in succeeding titles it was cut.

I would high recommend this book.

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Pretty confusing

I failed to learn anything new, at some points I noticed myself just listening for the sake of finishing the book.. I was expecting more suggestions on how to use the power of the unconscious mind more efficiently. I feel like this is (just) an accumulation of several instances where the unconscious mind played a role in the outcome..

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Read by the author

I couldn't stop once I started.
This book has generated great interest in intuition and it's power. Although short, it is nonetheless full of information.
Perhaps one ought to add that this intuition isn't any magical or supernatural ability, but simply due to years of experience in the field.
However, Gladwell does add that feelings of intuition can be disastrous, which possibly serves as a warning for those who believe themselves to be intuitive.

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interessante Einblicke

Gut strukturiert und interessant erzählt. Malcom Gladwell ist und bleibt einer der begnadeten Autoren, welche über jedes Thema eine Geschichte erzählen können..

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Simply just great!

Read Tipping Point a few years ago and already forgot what a great author and storyteller Gladwell is. Can't wait to hear his other audiobooks!!!!

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i enjoy this book so much. thank you

i love the way the book was read, very calm and relax voice. the stories are so interesting. love this book