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Book Recommendation

It's Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell (best review found was here). The purpose: to describe our ability to make snap judgements, and point out that more information doesn't mean better decisions if the snap decisions are evaluated and checked for background accuracy. In addition, it has a reference to Paul Ekman's work, which should be much more widely known. It's a fast, and fascinating, read. Take it with you this Thanksgiving if you don't want to watch the bowl games -- your dinner conversation will be much more entertaining, and your appraisal of what's going on at the table is likely to change, too.
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