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Emotional Intelligence

Redefining "smart"

By Daniel Goleman
16-minute read
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Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence is a #1 bestseller with more than 5 million copies sold. It outlines the nature of emotional intelligence and shows its vast impact on many aspects of life. It depicts the ways emotional intelligence evolves and how it can be boosted. It poses an alternative to the overly cognition-centered approaches to the human mind that formerly prevailed in the psychological establishment. It presents the reader with new insights into the relationship between success and cognitive capabilities, and a positive outlook on possibilities to improve his life.

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„When referring to AI, most people talk about a machine’s ability to make logical, human-like decisions and learn from external signals. What is mostly not referred to is emotional intelligence. Our blinks to Emotional Intelligence provide a great explanation to why we humans sometimes act highly illogical.“

– Tobias, CTO of Blinkist

  • Anyone who is unsatisfied by more traditional measurements of intelligence
  • Anyone who wonders if IQ determines success
  • Anyone who is striving to live up to her own abilities

Daniel Goleman is a psychologist and an accomplished writer. During his long career he has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize twice.

His numerous publications cover a vast array of subjects ranging from meditation to ecology. The main focus of his writing lies on the intertwinings and interrelations of emotion, performance and leadership.

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