Excellent Insights into Human Perception Jun 1, 2010
Gladwell is a very readable, incisive writer. He presents and analyzes a lot of results of very good science on human cognition and understanding that may be new to most readers.
The announced purpose is to discuss how humans make successful snap judgments, both correct and incorrect. While he offers no actual rules at the end of the book for improving such snap judgments, the mere fact of his exposition of the results of numerous studies by good scientists provides enough thought-provoking information to allow readers to analyze and potentially improve their own interactions.
It is a compelling, vital, and well written book I recommend to anyone.