Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
This is Malcolm Gladwell‘s second book after “The Tipping Point.” In The Tipping Point, Gladwell writes about how sometimes things considered little and insignificant can unexpectedly cause big changes. Blink is about something very different; it is about how much information processing is . . . → Read More: Book Review: "Blink" by Malcom Gladwell
I just completed listening to the audio-book “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell and started listening to “How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman (review coming soon). I have been reflecting on what both these highly insightful authors have to say about how our mind works during a crisis.
Critical Thinking In a Crisis
Gladwell says that a well-trained mind gets . . . → Read More: How Pilots Think in the Blink of an Eye
I am guessing that most people who have been using any form of email — personal emails with Yahoo, Hotmail, Google, etc, or work emails — have at least a couple of thousand emails in their Inbox or other folders. Many of us just leave it all in the Inbox and SentMail folders and use search . . . → Read More: What??? Gmail Doesn't Support Folders?!!
Looking at my audio-book library that I have collected from my almost 2-year subscription to audible.com, I am pretty sure that if I had bought print versions of these books, most of them would have been sitting on my shelf, partially read, due to lack of “quality time” to sit down and read them. My decision . . . → Read More: My Audible Book Collection
Now that I have been listening to audio-books for almost 2 years, here are some tips that might help you enjoy yours.
Be patient – If you are new to listening to audio-books, you might find it a bit hard to concentrate the first couple of times. Stick with it, and you will soon get the hang . . . → Read More: Audio-Book Listening Tips
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
After listening to this book twice, I am beginning to appreciate how seemingly miniscule things often change the outcome in many situations. We tend to focus on the “big” things and wonder why something didn’t quite turn . . . → Read More: Book Review: "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
I am currently listening to the audio verion of the book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference“ by Malcom Gladwell. There is one experiment that the author describes, the results of which surprised me in particular.
In this experiment, there are two groups of student volunteers selected randomly. They are told that . . . → Read More: Nodding Is Believing
“Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior”
Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
I was looking forward to this book after listening to two other eye-opening books on Behavioral Economics: Predictably Irrational and Freakonomics. In fact, I had learned about this upcoming book from Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational. I just finished . . . → Read More: Book Review: " Sway" by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
“Freakonomics – A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything” – By Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
This is a book that will challenge your notion of “conventional wisdom.” Steven Levitt brings up many intriguing questions and arrives at incredible conclusions supported by his research.
Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool? If . . . → Read More: Book Review: "Freakonomics" – By Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
“Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life” – by Martin E. Seligman
Can optimism be learned? How do you go about it? These were the questions that popped up in my mind when I came across this book. The book starts off with a short introduction followed by a 48-question test. You need to . . . → Read More: Book Review: "Learned Optimism" – By Dr. Martin Seligman