- Taschenbuch: 304 Seiten
- Verlag: Penguin (2. Januar 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 9780141022048
- ISBN-13: 978-0141022048
- ASIN: 0141022043
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11 x 2,4 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 23 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 907 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Januar 2006
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: For Blink, Malcolm Gladwell, author of the bestselling The Tipping Point explores the extraordinarily perceptive and deceptive power of the sub-conscious mind. Gladwells major claim is that decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as a decision made cautiously and deliberately. What we are actually doing is what Gladwell calls thin-slicing. When we leap to a decision or have a hunch our unconscious is sifting through the situation in front of us looking for a pattern, throwing out the irrelevant information and zeroing in on what really matters. Our unconscious mind is so good at this that it often delivers a better answer than more deliberate and protracted ways of thinking. Much of this is utterly mysterious but some of the most astonishing and useful examples of thin-slicing can be learned.
Gladwell hopes to convince us that our snap judgements and first impressions can be educated and controlled so instead of merely praising the mysterious process of instinct and intuition he is interested in those moments when our instincts betray us, the situations where our powers of rapid cognition can go awry, where we fail to read the signs. Most disturbing of all is the degree to which culturally determined preconceptions and prejudices control us. Without reducing matters to racism and sexism Gladwell shows us that there are facts about peoples appearancetheir size or shape or color or sexthat can trigger a very similar set of powerful associations which explains why utter mediocrities (such as U.S. President Warren Harding) can sometimes end up in positions of enormous responsibility; or why tall people earn substantially more than their shorter colleagues; or why car salesmen unconsciously charge prices according to race and gender.
Gladwells conversational prose style is concise, informative, accessible and entertaining. The stories, scientific findings and psychological tests are consistently surprising whether he is dealing with speed-dating, record promotions, police shoot-outs, the human face, or the reasons doctors get sued. --Larry Brown END -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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In developing that simple idea, Mr. Gladwell makes the case for "going with your gut" in many instances . . . especially when time is of the essence (such as during emergencies and in combat). He also rescues analysis to show how analysis can train people to know what to look for so they can use their instincts more effectively.
But instincts have a downside. Based on conditioning, we make associations that are harmful to ourselves and to others. He recounts how an innocent man became a victim of under trained, over stimulated police officers and how even African-Americans display prejudice against African-Americans.
Most of the book is devoted to looking at prejudice and how to overcome it. For those who are interested in that subject, this book will be much more interesting than for those who want to understand how to improve their decision-making.
I thought that the book failed to reach the average mark as a book about how to improve decision-making. There's no real guidance for what we can each do to improve our important decisions. We are just left with hope that we can do better. I graded the book up a bit because I liked the insights into racism.
I thought the material on branded products was much too long and didn't add anything to what I knew already.
Mr. Gladwell writes well, though, so it's mostly a pleasant trip in the book.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
The book is very engaging, also the format and length make for an excellent reading experience.
After this book, I just had to read "Outliers" and "The-Tipping Point" and was not dissappointed!
From this perspective, his approach in 'blink' is just fine. The stories he might otherwise tell his friends over a dinner or a coffee, are summarized in a book that deals with 'snap judgments' or intuition and their reliablity, i.e. the fact that you can indeed go wrong listening to your 'guts'.
He's bundled a number of interesting stories for this purpose, and if nothing else, it entertains the reader and makes him look at things from a different angle.
A light, enjoyable read.
Anyway, Gladwell basically says to trust our gut feelings, that we can train our expertise in "gut feeling" and that we are often fooled—if not paying attention—by factors we think won't influence our decision making.
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Great book. I am always amazed how this guy can articulate what I always knew to be true. Read and learn.Vor 11 Monaten von Lorcan Flynn veröffentlicht
Never in my life have I read the stuff Gladwell can put in writing so wonderfully in his books. Absolut empfehlenswertVor 16 Monaten von José Manuel Ayesterán veröffentlicht
You will find this book very useful and with many trusts.
I have recommended it to some friends and they also enjoy it
Fascinating revelations.. Great to read.. In some cases the stories seem to get a bit stretched with mundane details but Gladwell does a great job of bringing you back to point and... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 15. Februar 2014 von A. Srivastava
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Enjoyed the read, his style is conversational and authoritative. Though it hit a slump 2/3 through, as if he had lost confidence in his premise. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2013 von michael