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"Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking," by Malcolm Gladwell
“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We're a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don't really have an explanation for.” Malcolm Gladwell, "Blink." 3.91 Stars on Goodreads (396,769 ratings), 4.3 on Amazon (2,689 reviews). Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (January 11, 2005). 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'll understand every decision you make. Never again will you think about thinking the same way. 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.

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101 S Green Valley Pkwy · Henderson, NV

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We will hold meetings every few weeks to discuss an interesting book that we all will have read during the previous few weeks. emphasis will be on non-fiction and occasionally fiction that results in learning something. we will spend some time getting to know each other, but expect roughly half the time to be spent discussing the book. interesting and challenging books will be chosen that provoke critical thinking and intelligent discussion. meetings will be held in restaurants around the city, so that we can eat dinner while we talk. we will attempt to match the type of food with the discussion where possible, and most events will be in central locations.

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