Social Intelligence

  • by Daniel Goleman
  • Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Good, if it didn't repeat

This book is good... if abridged. The unabridged is extremely long and repetative. If it's unabridged or nothing, I would choose nothing.
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- James

It is an academic book

What disappointed you about Social Intelligence?

It seems to me the book is more like a graduate reference in Psychology or Psychotherapy, but it is not a self development book.
I did not enjoy it.


Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Goleman again?

Yes


What three words best describe Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance?

Very good


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Social Intelligence?

The first 6 chapters.


Any additional comments?

it should be an Abridged book in one or two hours only.

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- etti2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2006
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio