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Social Intelligence Audiobook

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.
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Emotional Intelligence was a phenomenon, selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, in Social Intelligence, Daniel Goleman explores an emerging science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most amazing discovery: we are "wired to connect", designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us, brain to brain, with those around us.

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies. Our reactions to others send out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins, and bad relationships like poisons. Here, Daniel Goleman explains how we can use our astonishing capacity for "mindsight" to answer some of life's most essential questions: Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders and teachers inspire the best in those they lead and teach? How can groups divided by prejudice and hatred come to live together in peace?

Goleman's heartening news is that humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation, and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capabilities in ourselves and others.

©2006 Daniel Goleman; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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    Erno Brasilia, Brazil 06-05-15
    Erno Brasilia, Brazil 06-05-15
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    "Great content, grinding listening."

    Very slow listening. Great and practical content. Works as a nice sequel to emotional intelligence.

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    Pouya 05-17-15
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    "Learned most of the time."

    I enjoyed listening and learning from book.
    Audio and narration was great. Since English is not my mother tongue, i find the narration easy to understand.

    Content was great. Most of them were base on research.
    If you're looking for a book to learn about social interaction ( based on science ) it is a good place to start.

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    Rachel Morris 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerful knowledge"

    This information is important to me personally, as well as in my career as a leader, educators, a boss and employee.

    A small note. I think a bit less interpretive emphasis on the part of the reader might have been more true to the text.

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    Mark R 03-05-15
    Mark R 03-05-15

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    "Really interesting"

    This audiobook was a very interesting look into social intelligence. I was captivated by many of the studies and the conclusions. An excellent companion to Emotional Intelligence.

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    David P. 02-10-15
    David P. 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Rich material"

    This book is comprehensive and full of rich material and facts. It does get deep and difficult to follow at times.

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    What made the experience of listening to Social Intelligence the most enjoyable?

    It was a good rhythm and you don't get bored easily


    What other book might you compare Social Intelligence to and why?

    Emotions: freedom from anger, jealousy & fear by Osho, the reason is that it teaches you that you can control your emotions.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Social Intelligence?

    I have learned why I act in certain ways and how I can improve my life by understanding and handling those situations better.


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    RosanneP 11-21-12
    RosanneP 11-21-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great presentation!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Social Intelligence to be better than the print version?

    The only reason I would reference the print version is if I need to quote a page number. I was very satisfied with the audio edition. Given my present situation, I would not have been able to sit down and read a text such as this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable


    Have you listened to any of Dennis Boutsikaris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard this narrator before and I am very pleased with his performance compared to some others who narrate texts. He uses inflections and pauses when required.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As this was a text, I was very pleased with the presentation. It did not produce any emotional reaction with the exception of some "Ah..ha" moments when explanations were elaborated.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to any person who is involved in a "helping profession", parents, counsellors, religious leaders, and community leaders. This book will assist persons with raising their children and assist individuals to exercise preventative behaviours rather than reactive behaviours.

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    Michelle Kent, OH, USA 03-18-10
    Michelle Kent, OH, USA 03-18-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy to Listern to and interesting!"

    I loved this book. Lots of accurate and interesting information. I did not find it cliche or outdated.

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    Eric Central Point, OR, United States 10-29-12
    Eric Central Point, OR, United States 10-29-12
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    "Should be required reading for all!"

    This book lives up to its high reputation! Being a student of psychology and anthropology, I really appreciate Goleman's holistic approach to understanding the complexities to human intelligence and interpersonal interactions. This is a book to study, more than to just read once.

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 08-29-09
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 08-29-09 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "Brilliant!"

    Goes far beyond what the title implies and gets into the neurology of moral behavior and how technology will influence the way we interact.

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