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Think! : why crucial decisions can't be made in the blink of an eye

Author: Michel Legault
Publisher: New York : Threshold Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Threshold editionsView all editions and formats
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"Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink, which theorized that our best decision-making is done on impulse, without factual knowledge or critical analysis. If books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning has become a lost art in the daily life of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Legault
ISBN: 9781416523789 1416523782
OCLC Number: 224969920
Description: viii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Don't blink, think --
2. Analyze what? --
3. Thought, American style --
4. Feeding the feel-good monster --
5. The rise of the political and correct, the fall of the smart and quick --
6. It's the real thing : marketing, the media, and mayhem --
7. I'm too busy : the myth of "stress" and "information overload" --
8. Great thinkers --
9. If you don't ask, you don't get : a return to discipline and standards --
10. Stretching the horizon : embracing risk and reward --
11. Hearing the harmony of reason : embracing objectivity, thinking critically --
12. How to save civilization in one easy step.
Responsibility: Michael R. LeGault.
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