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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.

The book is now #1 on Kobo in both Business Communication and Social Psychology!


Bard Papegaaij

Ex-VP Gartner,

Emotional Intelligence expert,

Author of: "A String of Pearls"

"I highly recommend this no-nonsense guide to Emotional Intelligence."

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


Harpreet Sahota

Data Scientist & 

Host of Podcast: Artists of Data Science

“I love this book. Practical and easy to read. The author writes in a language that appeals to Analytical Thinkers. I absolutely love it."

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.


Rik van Amelsvoort

Business Analyst

“Being an Analytical Thinker myself, I recognize the author’s personal examples. The practical exercises helped to implement the lessons in my own life.”


Gilbert Eijkelenboom

Founder MindSpeaking, Trainer & Coach,

Expert on human behavior


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 company MindSpeaking to train and coach Analytical Thinkers to boost their people skills. He is a passionate writer, with over 1 million online article views.

Why I wrote the book


When I started my career I found it difficult to interact with others, especially people with explosive emotions.

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?

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