#AnIdeaADay #BookLearning #Blink #MalcolmGladwell
There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.
Yesterday, I was having tea at around 12 o’clock in the night. Pretty unconventional time to have a tea, thanks to my friend who invited me at the odd time of 11 o’clock for having a cup of tea. It reminded me of my college days, the time when we were accustomed to going outside to refresh our minds from prolonged studies especially during odd times. Since I was too tired to do anything I slept without publishing my blog(and doing anything for that matter) and I am ashamed of it. (I forgive myself for not writing the post though)
I started reading the book “Blink : The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell, one of my favorite authors. I have read and reviewed several of his books, below are the links to the book reviews of Malcolm Gladwell’s by me.(click on the link below for more details)
- Outliers: The story of Success
- David and Goliath : Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make Big Difference
(Click here for other learnings from the author Malcolm Gladwell)
Blink is going to be the next in above collection, I have just read one tenth of the book and I am already in love with it. The book title is pretty descriptive and it is exactly what this book is all about. It’s about the intuition we have at times, it’s about the feeling which we have when we encounter a situation, it’s about the first 2 seconds of whatever comes to our mind when we are exposed to a situation. The book enlarges those 2 seconds and explains why we feel what we feel in those first 2 seconds. It’s about why you chose to open this blog post when you first laid eyes on its title.
If the above paragraph excited you to some extent, this book has a lot of content for you and you will love it for sure. I just have read a couple of chapters and I was blown away by the first chapter only. Stay tuned for more updates.