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Ecological Intelligence

How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
Narrated by: Daniel Goleman
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that "green" labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency -- tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal -- and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.
©2009 Daniel Goleman (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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"Brimming with intriguing, useful, and galvanizing information, this is an exceptionally sharp, innovative, and realistic approach to raising the demand for environmentally safe merchandise." ( Booklist)

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Great book, definitelly recommended!

Would you consider the audio edition of Ecological Intelligence to be better than the print version?

Yes, I am visually impaired ( as many scientists are anyway) and an audiobook is a great solution - I still get the information while my eyes relax!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ecological Intelligence?

Good Guide - great application, I hope it will get to New Zealand soon!

What about Daniel Goleman’s performance did you like?

Yes, he's voice is great and English is fantastic! I usually combine listening of an audiobook with learning correct pronunciation of English words. That was a great book to listen too - I understood every word (English is my third language!) :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, I guess, the realisation of the following fact - how much rubbish I buy! And how little information is provided for consumers on the labels!

Any additional comments?

Loved the book! I recommended it to my friends on Facebook, hope that some of them will download it too! Thanks, Daniel Goleman, for your research!

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  • Tim
  • 01-02-19

great narration book very insightful but drawn out

really enjoyed the narration perfect.

the book really good a little drawn out could be more condensed but you will always get people on ether side of that fence. wish it had more practical advice may have a look at good guide app which is mentioned and see how it goes.