Blink is a book that seeks to give insight into our intuition. What is it that a man thinks when he is not conscious of his thought? and why? Can our first impressions be trusted? Though I did enjoy much of the insight gained from this book, I do not believe it will have the lasting effect on… Read more
I have enjoyed the more focused works of Gladwell including Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. What the Dog Saw makes a significant break from the style and pointed direction of these best sellers. Since the mid-90s, Gladwell has been a writer for the popular magazine, The New Yorker.
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” “Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard”…combined with siezed opportunity. “No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”
We all love the stories of people who work their way up from the bottom. We aspire to the greatness of the elite. In Outliers, we examine these extreme success stories very closely. Our careful study shows a common theme – all outliers were willing to make a move and work very hard, but perhaps… Read more
I obviously found a significant amount of value in The Visitor bc I went out and picked up another book by Andrews the next day. This one took a bit longer to read, but that is not due to a lack of interest on my part. This book required me to slow down and think.… Read more