bias in decision making

Blink – The Power of thinking without thinking (Book Review)

As a fan of Malcolm Gladwell’s other two books Outliers (my favourite!) and Tipping Point, I jumped at the chance to read Blink when I found it at the local library.  It did not disappoint. I’ve often wondered how we separate a genuine gut feeling which forewarns us about danger and the less desirable fear-based stomach churn that stops us from moving forward.  Both …

The Tipping Point

I was so impressed by the Outliers that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Malcolm Gladwell’s other books.  The Tipping Point was his first and Outliers , actually his third, so I’ve gone about it a bit back to front.  I’m glad I did though because I feel that if I had started with The Tipping Point, I may …

Self-belief – the hidden treasure

Several months after reading Outliers and I’m still feeling its impact. After stewing on it for a while, I decided that it would be worth sharing this story. I’ve always believed that I was self-made.  When I started out in the workforce, I didn’t have family connections or old school networks to give me a boost.  I started from scratch and …