While I travel, I read books so I can do something during idle times.. I read most of my books on bus/train/plain rides or at coffee shop if it happens to not have WIFI.
Blink is my latest read.. to be honest I never had the chance to complete reading the book and I have to give it away coz I need to make space for my limited luggage.. in exchange for a pack of coffee a friend gave me in Vietnam.. I know. I need to make priorities.
I have captured some snippets of the book though:
“We live in a world that assures that the quality of a decision is directly related to the time and effort that went into making it”
“Don’t judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. We really only trust conscious decision making.
But there are moments, particularly in times of stress, when haste does not make waste, when our snap judgement and first impressions can offer a much better means of making sense of the world”
“Blink is not just a celebration of the power of the glance, however, I’m also interested in those moments when our instincts betray us”
“If the surgeons voice was judged to sound dominant, the surgeon tended to bein the sued group. If the voice sounded less dominant and more concerned, the surgeon tended to be in the non-sued group”
“A person who is six feet tall but otherwise identical to someone who is five foot five will make an average of $5,525 more per year. Have you ever wondered why so many mediocare people find their way into positions of authority in companies and organizations? It’s because when it comes to even the most important positions, our selection decisions are a good deal less rational than we think. We see a tall person and we swoon”
“Prejudging is the kiss of death. I have a farmer I deal with, who I’ve sold all kinds of cars over the years. We seal one deal with a handshake, and he hands me a hundred dollar bill and says, ‘Bring it out to my farm’.. Now if you saw this man, with his coveralls and his cow-dung, you’d figure he was not a worthy customer. But in fact, as we say, he is all cashed up”
“Your brain has a part (left) that thinks in words, and a part (right) that thinks in pictures, and what happened when you described the face in words was that your actual visual memory was displaced. When it comes to faces, we are an awful lot better at visual recognition than we are at verbal description”
I still have reservations on doing things without thinking.. Although sometimes I do it effortlessly xD.. But I guess everything depends on the situation.. I just wanted to highlight sentences that many people can relate.. Plus the mention that taller people receives much more higher salary than smaller ones.. tsk.. that’s why I’m grateful Internet and online work is invented :D