Join us for the 1st meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018! We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly. There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.
January's book is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, which looks at how we think without thinking -- about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. As so many people are starting January thinking about resolutions for the year to come, it's a great time to take a hard look at how and why we choose to do the things we do.
The book is available in paper, Kindle, and audio formats.
About the book
Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the relationships? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.
Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.