The book about human behavior, written in a data language.
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Innovation Fellow, West Monroe
Best-selling author of "Infonomics"
For the engineer, scientist, or technology professional seeking to communicate better in the business world, this is the book you've been craving your entire career!
Your analytical skills are incredibly valuable.
However, rational thinking alone isn't enough.
Have you ever:
Presented an idea, but then no one seemed to care?
Explained your analysis, only to leave your colleague confused?
Struggled to work with people who are less analytical and more emotional?
In such situations, people skills make the difference. And that’s what this book focuses on: boosting your communication skills as an analytical thinker.
Research shows people skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace, so start learning today.
Filled with academic insights, exercises, and stories, this book will change your career.
What you will learn
- Having fun and productive interactions, even with people who don't have an analytical personality
Boost your confidence and increase your empathy
Learn how to deal with small-talk you don’t enjoy
Advance your communication skills and build relationships (th)at work
Become incredibly persuasive by avoiding the single mistake that almost everyone makes
You don't like fluffy talk?
Good. I describe human behavior in an analytical language, using algorithm and data metaphors. This will help you understand the human equation and excel at communication.
Whether you think your people skills are basic or more advanced, I promise that you will get new insights out of the book.
The book contains 26 principles to improve your people skills as an Analytical Thinker, spread out over four parts.
Part 1: Self-aware
Part 2: Optimize
Part 3: Interact
Part 4: Influence
To deeply understand the key challenges of Analytical Thinkers, I have done interviews with 118 analytical thinkers and 3 psychologists.
I know how hard human interactions can be as an analytical person, because I have experienced many challenges first-hand.
Founder MindSpeaking, Trainer,
Expert on human behavior
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a former professional poker player, you can find Gilbert Eijkelenboom wherever psychology and data meet. While Gilbert’s academic background is in Behavioral Science, he has built a career in Analytics consulting. Combining both worlds, Gilbert founded the training company MindSpeaking to help data professionals communicate their insights. He is a passionate writer, reaching 300,000+ online views per month.
Head of Experimentation, Yelp
"Gilbert's book is the rare piece that translates the idea of 'soft skills' in a tangible, practical and actionable way."
Why I wrote the book
When I started my career I found it difficult to express myself.
My analytical mind did not help me in social settings.
I was overthinking:
"Will this person like me?"
"What should I say next?"
"Is this good/smart/funny enough?"
Then, I decided I wanted to change.
I started to read. By now, I've finished over 60 books on human behavior.
I was learning, but it was hard to find a book that made sense to an analytical and rational person like me.
Many psychologists use language that feels vague and fluffy.
I didn't know how to apply it.
That's why I tried out new things. It was tough.
I failed many times.
But slowly, I got better at interacting with people.
And, importantly, I discovered a systematic approach to improve my people skills as an analytical thinker.
A way to benefit from my logical mind, instead of having it block my potential to connect with others.
Nowadays, colleagues see interpersonal skills as my biggest strength.
I'm extremely happy that my people skills boosted my confidence and helped to build fulfilling relationships with colleagues, friends, and family.
Various people who read my online articles told me: "You need to write a book!" When I was on a 6-month sabbatical, I decided to listen. While hiking in New Zealand, the book idea started to become reality.
Now, my goal is to help people like you - boosting your people skills.
I'm only telling my story to demonstrate that you can do the same.
Now, it's up to you.
Will you take the next step?