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Practical Intelligence by Karl Albrecht
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Mar 17, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

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 Intelligence, because although the results are no doubt practical there is nothing very common about it. I've learned a lot so far, but it is a bit of a drag that many parts of the book are excerpts from the two previous books of his I recently read. Nevertheless, this is a fascinating read. Parts of it were used in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, but its good to read the original source for more insight.

I'm still reading it and enjoying it, in between other books. Of the 3 books of Albrechts I ordered, I think the most helpful to me personally was The Power of Minds at Work, because I could immediately apply what I learned. But this is a powerful book and I continue to learn from 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 Intelligence, because although the results are no doubt practical there is nothing very common about it. I've learned a lot so far, but it is a bit of a drag that many parts of the book are excerpts from the two previous books of his I recently read. Nevertheless, this is a fascinating read. Parts of it were used in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, but its good to read the original source for more insight.

I'm still reading it and enjoying it, in between other books. Of the 3 books of Albrechts I ordered, I think the most helpful to me personally was The Power of Minds at Work, because I could immediately apply what I learned. But this is a powerful book and I continue to learn from it.
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