Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Blink : the power of thinking without thinking /
Author Gladwell, Malcolm,
Publisher Little, Brown and Co.,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 55679231
ISBN 0316172324; 9780316172325; 9780739455296; 073945529X; 0316001058; 9780316001052; 071399844X; 9780713998443; 9781448713226; 1448713226
Subjects Decision making ; Intuition ; Besluitvorming ; Intuèitie ; Economic development ; Jugement (Logique) ; Pense ; Prise de dcision (Psychologie) ; Decision Making--Popular Works ; Intuition--Popular Works ; Pensâee ; Prise de dâecision (Psychologie)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Publisher description
Cover image
Author photo
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  BF448.G53 2005 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/03/2006
ELBM  BF448.G53 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/23/2013
Edition 1st ed.
Collation viii, 277 pages : portraits ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-262) and index.
Contents Notes
The statue that didn't look right -- The theory of thin slices : how a little bit of knowledge goes a long way -- The locked door : the secret life of snap decisions -- The Warren Harding error : why we fall for tall, dark, and handsome men -- Paul Van Riper's big victory : creating structure for spontaneity -- Kenna's dilemma : the right-and wrong-way to ask people what they want -- Seven seconds in the Bronx : the delicate art of mind-reading -- Conclusion: listening with your eyes : the lessons of blink. How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices 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? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author 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 filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.