Thursday, December 15, 2005

Blink-Some Points

Category: Post for personal use

Blink – Summary for reference

·         Intuition is something that we mostly cannot immediately articulate

·         What if we stopped scanning the horizon with our binoculars and began instead examining our own decision making and behaviour through the most powerful of microscopes

·         Thin-slicing – ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behaviour on very narrow slices of experience

·         Free will is largely an illusion: much of the time, we are simply operating on automatic pilot, and the way we think and act – and how well we think and act on the spur of the moment – are a lot more susceptible to outside influences than we realize

·         Allowing people to operate without having to explain themselves constantly turns out to be like the rule of agreement in improv. It enables rapid cognition

·         Decision making – truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. Second – in good decision making, frugality matters

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