Blink : A Formal Description of Blink

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Do you understand the true power in your mind? Unconsciously we have an extraordinary capability to analyze problems, eliminate variables and choose the most appropriate solution to the circumstances in which we are. The potential found in the hidden corners of our unconscious, that is according to the author of the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. This author, has shown that snap judgments and first impressions we make on someone are as reasonable as if we had observed a long time, provided we have proven experience in evaluating these situations. We are able to master the ability to reach conclusions faster, able to make snap judgments based on accurate information, and decide to take action. Gladwell introduces the concept "thin-slicing", act with thin slices of experience. Also, this ability can be corrupted by the preferences, opinions, and often unaware stereotypes. Even the most complex situations, the author says, someone can read without delay if it can identify underlying patterns. Leveraging this knowledge, we can analyze the mistakes from the past, to build a better present, and develop new strategies to solve problems that can occur the future. Evaluate only the ability of the individual. Meanwhile, have the responsibility to act using the tools acquired. In conclusion, education and experience are the key ingredients of success. Pino 2 Blink is a book that makes us reflect on unconscious resources that we have, those resources are available to us in order to improve as a person. As a rule, recognize the true value and the capacity of a person only for their skills. Often we do not recognize the prejudices we possess, and we do not want to admit that we judge different a person by their appearance. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...presence, prejudices and beliefs as sources of error of judgment, we must examine our first experiences. Because the idea that we need a lot of information to trust our judgments may be inaccurate. Often the effort to achieve this additional information gives us the illusion of certainty, makes us more vulnerable to error. Now, all rapid cognition must be based on our experience needed of cultural preset ideas. Like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” Pino 6 Works Cited Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: the Power of Thinking without Thinking. New YorK (etc.): Back Bay, 2005. "Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes." Xplore Inc, 2010. Web. 25 May 2010. .

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  • Explains malcolm gladwell's concept of "thin-slicing" and argues that education and experience are the key ingredients of success.
  • Explains that pino 2 blink is a book that makes us reflect on unconscious resources that we have.
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