Book Club Kit: Blink

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
First Published: 2005
6 Copies & Reading Guide

How do we make decisions–good and bad–and why are some people so much better at it than others? That’s the question Malcolm Gladwell asks and answers in Blink. 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.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Reviews and Articles:
The New York Times – “The Gladwell Effect” by Rachel Donadio
The Observer (UK) – “Be a Blinking Marvel” by Stephen Bayley – “Before You Can Say” by Farhad Manjoo

On the Web:
Website and blog:
Find more of his articles at The New Yorker.

Allan Gregg In Conversation – Malcolm Gladwell:

Other works by Gladwell:
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Book Club Kit)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Outliers: The Story of Success

If you enjoyed Blink, you might like:
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Taleb
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How it Can Renew America by Thomas L Friedman


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