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Transcript of Blink
Why we generally fall for dark and handsome men
Julie and Rosamina
The Power of Thinking without Thinking
by author Malcolm Gladwell
The Theory of Thin Slices
The Locked Door:
The Secret Life of Snap Decisions
The Warren Harding Error
Keven & Gab
In 2002 the Pentagon staged one of the largest war games in history. They called it the Millennium Challenge. The scenario it enacted was very similar to our situation with Saddam Hussein at that time - a rebel military commander in the Persian Gulf was harboring terrorists and spewing Anti-American propaganda.
In Millennium Challenge the rogue commander was played by a former Marine commander named Paul Van Riper.
Basically our chapter talks about making quick decisions that could affect everyone and the outcome of the situation.
Seven Seconds in the Bronx
Tall and handsome men
generally give off the impression that they are easily credible and intelligent.
Kenna is an upcoming musician who has received praise from both experts (famous managers, big names in record companies) and live audiences. However, his road to success pretty much comes to a dead end when top radio stations refuse to play his music because auditors don't find the music appealing. It goes to show that if people don't buy the product, you can't have success, even if it looks promising at first
The Diallo shooting…falls into a kind of grey area, the middle ground between deliberate and accidental…what happened on Wheeler Avenue is a powerful example of how mind reading words—and how it sometimes goes terribly awry.”
M. Gladwell establishes a brilliant explanation to the way our minds work. Along the way helping us answer the questions: When should we and shouldn't use our unconscious thinking? and what do we trust more, gut instinct or facts?
We make decisions based on stereotypical means and judgment and ironically we allow someone with less information to prevail. When we put asside the pression of the first two seconds: "they saw her for who she really was.” (254)
1) Q: Which rhetorical appeal (ethos, pathos or logos) does Malcolm Gladwell mostly show in the Conclusion of "Blink." Why?
2) Q: Do you feel that Abbie Conant was "performing" for something other than the spot in the orchestra. Why?
Gladwell selection shows a beautiful example on page 246 to prove how the philharmonics music director is to emphasize the inequality of woman musicians to men. He also uses rhetorical questions like “No one pain attention to how auditions were held...what did it matter? Music was music.” (249)
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the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
Thin slicing: aka: taking minute details about someone or something in order to form a larger opinion. Focuses on the research of psychologist John Gottman, who can determine the certainty of how long a marriage may last with an accuracy of 90% by observing couples for 15 minutes of less. He studies the couples' body language. His main contribution is the idea that humans do not need to know a great deal about someone else to determine that person's personality.
To much information can lead to over processing and making the wrong decisions and leave you in confusion
Is it worth preparing for the unpredictable, is it possible to be actually ready for hard rapid-fire decisions?
Van Riper believed that complex strategic planning was useless during war because there were to many unpredictable aspects to take into account.