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He opened a window, piled up some planks and boxes to create a road, and set down a trail of nuts, ending with a heap on the patio.Now that MIGHT have been a smart thing to do — but it could have backfired.
Gladwell tells some compelling stories to demonstrate that power, including his opening gambit about the Greek kouros sculpture that two experts accurately detected as a fake within a few moments perusal, after months of scientific testing had deemed it genuine.
Because these early cars were almost exact replicas of what the expert designers were most familiar with the stagecoach. Now, I think intuition is important, and one of the good things about Blink is that it’s kind of a corrective book, one that celebrates the value of intuitive thinking and pokes fun a bit at careful, analytic reasoning. Blind Spots reflects more deeply on the tension between analytic thought and intuition.
It’s a mistake to enthrone logic as the sole and sure-fire way to Truth, but it’s also a mistake to blithely accept every whim as inspired.
A better slogan might be Don’t believe everything that you think.
The strategies in Blind Spots help you figure out what you should and shouldn’t believe.