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Social Intelligence Audiobook

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Huguenot Revenu 09-18-16
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    "Will benefit every listener"

    Definitely one of the more important books of our time: helps reason why we feel the way we do

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    PoohBear 07-12-16
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    "First eight hours, then CUT"
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    Confident Mr.Goleman knows more than I about many things, but when authors KEEP TALKING LEFT VS RIGHT BRAIN........ It makes me want to vomit, that has be debunked... Give it up....

    If the book was... 6-7hrs long it would have been perfect, cut and dry.

    The book itself, is interesting in the beginning, and he repeats himself, and repeats himself again with subjective opinions about society in the United States.


    "But SHOULD I BUY IT?" My answer is NO.... this book could be summed up in a 5pg academic article...

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    White Dog 01-29-16
    White Dog 01-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic"

    loved it. great book. very informative. real science, not feel good new age crap. the real thing.

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    Ken Wells Alpharetta, GA 30009 01-01-16
    Ken Wells Alpharetta, GA 30009 01-01-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Excellent but too long for me."

    This was very informative and inspiring. But much of what is expressed could be more concise and possibly have more impact with the majority of prospective reader: the 'some college but no Phd crowd. It took me so long to listen, I plan to also find a summary to make sure I remember the big ideas, such as the proof that moods (good or bad) are highly contageous.

    I was particularly pleased that the author was balance with the altruistic possibilities vs some people are toxic and need to be avoided.

    Loved this book. And I loved the audio reader.

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    btelles 09-23-15
    btelles 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredibly lengthy and repetitive."

    Narration was fantastic, but about halfway through the author started repeating himself so much that I stopped listening three times in the course of 4 months. What I thought was going to be a delightful review of some Psychological findings ended up becoming a boring lecture, worded slightly differently about 10 times.

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    Erno Brasilia, Brazil 06-05-15
    Erno Brasilia, Brazil 06-05-15 Member Since 2017
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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
    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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