Blink
Malcolm Gladwell
Contributed by Shemika Thormahlen
Chapter Summaries
Timeline
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Introduction

The Getty Museum of California acquired a sculpture in 1963. The dealer who provided the sculpture claimed that the art was a rare ancient marble â...

Chapter 1

Some years ago, a couple visited a psychologist called John Gottman. Gladwell calls this couple “Susan and Bill”. The psychologist videotaped S...

Chapter 2

Vic Braden was one of the world’s best tennis mentors. Throughout his career, Braden found that he could generally foresee when a player was like...

Chapter 3

In 1899, two men had a meeting. The principal man was Harry Daugherty, an attorney and political “fixer”; and the second was Warren Harding, an...

Chapter 4

Paul Van Riper was a tall, older man. He fought in the Vietnam War as a marine commander leader and was associated with some of the most intense fi...

Chapter 5

Kenna, the musician, was raised in Virginia Beach. All the members of his family were well-educated, and he grew up playing the piano, as well as b...

Chapter 6

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean worker, lived on Wheeler Avenue in the South Bronx. On February 3, 1999, Diallo stood outside his loft building, staring a...

Conclusion

During the 1980s, there was an expert trombone player named Abbie Conant, who auditioned for the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Abbie chose to carr...

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