Last week I had the pleasure of working for some of our outstanding fellow members of the planet. One of them was Daniel Goleman who I had up to the studio for a portrait session. He was extremely smart ,very funny, and simply a nice guy that I was delighted to spend some time with. I am not alone in my appraisal of Daniel. His new book “Ecological intelligence” is one of Time magazine’s “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now”. Oprah is a fan, and when I told him that I heard that the Dalai Lama was also, he said “well , I think its really the other way around” Here is a link to his web site and a few lines from his bio:
“Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Working as a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half; with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 30 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries.
Goleman’s latest book is Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. The book argues that new information technologies will create “radical transparency,” allowing us to know the environmental, health, and social consequences of what we buy. As shoppers use point-of-purchase ecological comparisons to guide their purchases, market share will shift to support steady, incremental upgrades in how products are made – changing every thing for the better.
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, was published in 2006. Social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence, can now be understood in terms of recent findings from neuroscience. Goleman’s book describes the many implications of this new science, including for altruism, parenting, love, health, learning and leadership.”