Excerpt from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell


“Our world requires that decisions be sourced and footnoted, and if we say how we feel, we must also be prepared to elaborate on why we feel that way…We need to respect the fact that it is possible to know without knowing why we know and accept that – sometimes – we’re better off that way.” From Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, one of my favourites ever.

Sometimes we “just know” things and I love how Blink explains thin-slicing, hunches, etc. If you’re interested in reading more about accurate snap judgements, hints of “just knowing,” etc. From the position of a brilliant mind and the people he’s included in his work, this is definitely recommended.


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