so … i finally read Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.
This book got panned in the press … but i loved it. Was it as good as The Tipping Point (Gladwell’s first book)? No. Of course not. But given that few books in history were as interesting as Tipping Point, the comparison is not very fair.
Gladwell continues to be one of the best story tellers. If you haven’t done so already, please check out http://www.gladwell.com/ and read some of his archived New Yorker articles. Gladwell’s stories and observations weave bits of wisdom with wonderful prose.
The book was sent to me by Gwen Campbell at UBS. She’s Gladwell’s banker and sent the book as a “thank you” after I hosted Malcolm at the Stonebrick Silicon Forum in November.
Gladwell is not only a wonderful writer, he’s also a terrific speaker.
Overall Summation: read this book.