Tuesday, November 8

Good book and author

I just finished reading Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell on my train ride home today. It was a very interesting read about the study and science behind making "snap judgments" -- when they work, when they fail, and some insight into how to become better at it and more attuned to the prejudices and stereotypes that sometimes cloud our judgment.

Being the quintessential "go with my gut" kinda guy, I was very into it.

I do have to say though that it wasn't quite as earth-shattering as his first book, The Tipping Point, which was a study of trends and the point at which they become mainstream or even epidemic.

BTW - Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1996 and a former journalist at the Washington Post.

So, having blogged all that, I'm looking for my next book, any suggestions?

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