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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael R. LeGault Narrator: Michael R. LeGault Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This isn't the time to Blink. It's time to THINK! -- before it's too late.

Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling phenomenon, Blink, which celebrated impulse thinking over factual knowledge or critical analysis. If bestselling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning is on the decline, leading our society to incompetence and failure.

• Permissive parenting and low standards that have caused an academic crisis among our children -- body weights rise while grades plummet

• A culture of image and instant gratification, fed by reality shows and computer games, that has rendered curiosity of the mind and spirit all but obsolete

• Stress, aversion to taking risks, and therapy that are replacing the traditional American "can do" mind-set

Far from perpetuating the stereotype of the complacent American, LeGault maintains that Americans are abundantly gifted with the ability to fulfill our nation's greatest potential starting today but we need smart teachers, health care workers, sales representatives, students, mechanics, and leaders to make it happen. A bracing wake-up call to America, THINK! delivers a no-holds-barred prescription for reversing the erosion of American civilization. Download and start listening now!

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  • “[For] those concerned about America losing touch with its intellectual traditions…Think! could not have emerged at a better time.” 

    Washington Times

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marci | 2/15/2014

    " I was trying to give it 2.5 stars. He has some good ideas, but he is repetitive and I hate that and his arrogance comes through in his writing. I think that most of the facts he presented are true. He spends the first 1/3 of the book talking about the factors that are "dumbing down" the youth of today. The second third of the book highlights great thinkers of the past which was very interesting. The final third I had to browse because the book was due back to the library, but it was hints/suggestions of how to improve our children's thinking skills. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave Intlekofer | 2/11/2014

    " Good, but had a lot of political messages (the non-existence of global warming, the craziness of feminists and environmentalists, etc.) that got annoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Angie | 2/8/2014

    " I couldn't stand to listen to this whole book. He was sooo long winded. However, there were a few very compelling arguments (ie: ADHD, feminism, self-esteem) that I thought were very enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yukie | 2/3/2014

    " Loved it, because it appeals to my intellectual side that believes in rational decision-making. "

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