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Name: Maridel Banco Date: 11/22/13 Period: 2 Book Title: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Genre: Psychology/Self-Help Author: Malcolm Gladwell Number of Pages: 286

Brief Summary and “Arrangement” of the Book:
Malcom Gladwell published the most pleasant book, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” which he extended the landmark style of his number one international bestseller The Tipping Point. Gladwell transformed the ideas of how people understand the world within its rapid decisions. The Blink is about the power of thinking without thinking, which choices that seem to be made in instant decisions in the blink of an eye of a person that can’t be as simple as it may seem to be. Blinked discussed the many elements that affect the individuals judgments, culture, and even their experienced, in which told how they can be improved. Gladwell states various reasons and examples why the human brain is necessary to make a correct decision without thinking and examine information that is necessary to choose a course of action, which he termed this ability as “thin-slicing.” The “Blink” is structured starting with an advantageous introduction, followed by several chapters, conclusion, and extra-textual elements such as the afterword, author’s notes, index, and ended with a special section of a reading group guide. Introduction. The Statue that Didn’t Look Right- The author begins by introducing the concept of immediate reactions to people whether it’s physical or emotional responses. Therefore, Gladwell’s story relates to a particular type of a statue by the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, which was known as a kouros. He proceeds to explain the questioning of the statue and to ascertain the truth of how owners maintain the museum to stay open in public. Although the museum faced several conflicts, it was proven that the ownership documents were forged, and yet the museum reopened. Chapter I. “The Theory of Thin Slices:...
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