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Practical Intelligence: The Art and Science of Common Sense

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Karl Albrecht's bestselling book Social Intelligence showed us how dealing with people and social situations can determine success both at work and in life. Now, in this groundbreaking book Practical Intelligence, Albrecht takes the next step and explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining ...more
Hardcover, 396 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Pfeiffer (first published May 4th 2007)
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Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've been reading this book on and off for the last few weeks. Its about how to create a more holistic and positive approach to thinking, and to develop the kinds of intelligence in synchony we normally think of as polar opposites. For example, intuition and logical thinking are often considered mutually exclusive or antagonistic. Albrecht creates the term intulogical thinking and shows how to combine these skills. The book should really have been called Holistic Thinking, Expanding your Intelli ...more
Cheong Soon-Fatt
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second author that I have known to try to model how our mind work, beside Edward de Bono. He have posited that we have multiple minds or subminds. These subminds are not part of the nervous system, such as immune system, digestive system and cutaneous system. He have illustrate the 8 polarity of thinking process
Adih Respati
Jul 30, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: 12-contemplation
Thinking is a whole-body function (hearts, lungs, legs, arms, etc. included) thus indexing intelligence by merely an IQ is terribly mistaken. To recognize these physiological mechanisms wholistically leads to better exercises of one's true intelligences --developing necessary MENTAL HABITS, or software so to speak (mental flexibility, affirmative thinking, sane language habit, and valuing ideas) and MENTAL SKILLS (bivergent thinking, helicopter thinking, intulogical thinking, viscerational think ...more
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Практический интеллект: Наука о здравом смысле - чрезвычайно полезная книга. Пожалуй даже самая полезная книга которую я прочитал в 2010 году. Хоть в Москве она и дороговата (самый дешевое издание, которое я нашел - 1300 руб.), но стоит каждого потраченного рубля.
Если коротко - автор меняет привычное отношение к мыслительному процессу и дает реальный толчок к новой Осознанной жизни. На всякий случай, отдельно скажу, что "Практический интеллект" - НЕ очередной ширпотреб из разряда "Как стать сча
Brian TramueL
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Work and Play. Karl's approach to encouraging us to think "inside" the box to apply critical thinking, practically is written with a balance of childlike and adult behavior. The use of language skills to discuss, deduce and judge so that we may reason logically and accurately. Science! Yes, science is true ... don't be misled by facts.
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
Enlightening and full of refreshing ideas, some of which challenge the norms of your very own assumptions of how things are. Definitely a must read for those who are into enriching their intellectual capacity of what intelligence presumably is, and what it ought to be, or should be.
Cyn Armistead
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Marvelous book. In fact, I intend to buy a copy, now that I've read the one I checked out of the library.
Leslie Tyler
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
A few good ideas, but you have to wade through a fair amount of tedious stuff about brain function and oversimplified ideas.
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Good way of approaching Intelligence and a must-read.
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Dr. Karl Albrecht is an executive management consultant, coach, futurist, lecturer, and author of more than 20 books on professional achievement, organizational performance, and business strategy. He is listed as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in business on the topic of leadership.

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