Blink : The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell

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In “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” Malcolm Gladwell writes about his journey, learning and discovering, the psychological aspect of making “snap decisions,” which are decisions that one makes, on the spot, with the little information that they have. Malcolm Gladwell is a journalist, author, speaker, and has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. By the end of the book, Gladwell will have argued his claim that snap decisions should be considered more as something beneficial, experts are especially good at making them, and that they won’t always be accurate. Gladwell makes sure to use a lot of reliable sources to prove his points, and he makes sure to explain and analyze how the examples that he has chosen relate to the point that he has made. Gladwell doesn’t need to, and didn’t, appeal to anyone’s emotions, he mainly focused on using logic and credible sources in this nonfiction, to prove his claim.
Gladwell uses a bunch of anecdotes for every chapter to help prove his claims. He uses a study made by psychologist John Gottman to prove how thin slicing, which is using past experiences and seeing the correlation in them, to create a conclusion, is accurate. John Gottman is able to determine with 90% accuracy whether a marriage will last, just by observing the couple for 15 minutes. This example explains how experts are able to make accurate snap judgements, an expert like Gottman, whose dedicated decades of his life to this research, will make
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