Blink: Summary Review

Is The Book Worth Reading?

This is a summary review of Blink containing key details about the book.

What is Blink About?

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. It 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. (Full Summary…).

Who is the Author of Blink?

Malcolm Timothy Gladwell CM is an English-born Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker. Prior to joining The New Yorker, he was a reporter at the Washington Post.

Favorite Quote: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” ― Malcolm Gladwell – Blink Quotes

Book Details

  • Print length: 296 pages
  • Audiobook: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Psychology, Business, Science, Self Help

Book chapters

Chapter One – The Theory of Thin Slices: How a Little Bit of Knowledge Goes a Long Way
Chapter Two – The Locked Door: The Secret Life of Snap Decision
Chapter Three – The Warren Harding Error: Why We Fall for Tall, Dark and Handsome Men
Chapter Four – Paul Van Riper’s Big Victory: Creating Structure for Spontaneity
Chapter Five – Kenna’s Dilemma: The Right – and Wrong – Way to Ask People What They Want
Chapter Six – Listening with Your Eyes: The Lessons of Blink

Is Blink worth reading?

We give the book a thumbs up. 👍


Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an impact-driven entrepreneur, author, and investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has led him to found Elevate Society.