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I guess it's a really hardline totalitarian society, as opposed to the soft 'liberalism' of Brave New World.
Hello SFs! Two ways we’re going to use the Force AND the Folds AND a MegaDoodle to raise money to help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. (You’re probably going to need an adult’s help to complete the donation process online) First: an auction to win an origami puppet made by me […]
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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point , stomach Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, prostate in Blink, this web 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.