Malcolm Gladwell
Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2005, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780316172325

How do we make decisions—good and bad—and why are some people so much better at it than others? Thats the question Malcolm Gladwell asks and answers in the follow-up to his best-selling book The Tipping Point. Utilizing case studies as diverse as speed dating, pop music, and the shooting of Amadou Diallo, Gladwell reveals that what we think of as decisions made in the blink of an eye are much more complicated than assumed. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, he shows how the difference between good decision-making and bad has nothing to do with how much information we can process quickly, but on the few particular details on which we focus.

On 2 book lists
Wendell Castle

In fact, all of Gladwell’s other books are noteworthy, too, particularly Outliers: The Story of Success.

Philip Freelon
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