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Submitted by Wiley on July 3, 2007 - 12:38am

I think a lot of the folks that frequent this site would enjoy this book. It's really an interesting study on how we think.

I'm just starting on "The turning point" which is supposed to be equeally intriguing.

I'm curious if there are others who have read Blink and what they thought about it???

Submitted by lostkitty on July 3, 2007 - 4:01am.

I enjoyed the Turning Point more than Blink.

Just finished Blink recently, and found it to be a chapter or two of "wow!, that's interesting." and then a lot of the same thereafter. But i did like the discussion of the Navy war-games and the different approaches the two sides took.

The basic message, "Trust your instincts."

One later chapter that captured my interest was the one on prejudice (skin color/xenophobia). It's the one instance where instincts will lead you astray. I liked that he offered a way to combat those 'wrong' instincts. It was so simple... bombard yourself with positive messages about whatever group you are prejudiced against.

Okay, now that i write all this... I guess I liked more of the book than I remembered at first.

Submitted by Critter on July 3, 2007 - 6:28am.

Isn't the other book named The Tipping Point?

Tipping, turning, toppling - whatever it takes! It's a good book.

Submitted by lostkitty on July 3, 2007 - 6:44am.

That's right! The Tipping Point!!! Truning Point didnt sound right... should have trusted my instincts and looked it up : )

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