|hmsick||Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:39 pm Three Junes by Julia Glass... for the month of June!|
I MUST learn to navigate this site. Maybe if I come on more often? Hmmm.... Started the Three Junes WITHOUT completing the "Blink" book for May. Darn it, why can't I finish a stinkin' book? This time I really mean it though. Already I'm jointing a tour group in Greece with Paul and loving it. Leave a comment
Check out the book and see what I mean...
As for the past month's book. Let me know what you guys thought of the "Blink" The Power of Thinking without Thinking
At its core, Blink is a book about the phenomenon you call "thin-slicing," which is "the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and people based on very narrow 'slices' of experience." Some people are what you might call experts in thin-slicing, and the book is full of portraits of these people, including John Gottman, who can watch a couple talking for 15 minutes and predict with 90 percent accuracy the future of their marriage, and Paul Ekman, who seems able to read people's minds merely by looking at their facial expressions. But the first claim of Blink is that it isn't just experts who thin-slice. Everyone does, all the time. More important, we do so with surprising success, so that "decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made consciously and deliberately."
I enjoyed reading what I did read. Gladwell made me realize how much we should trust our "gut feelings" when we've had past experiences which subconsciously affect our decisions. Easy to read, yet informative.