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Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

Apr 22, 2021

This is the final episode of the season two. This season we have featured mini master classes from well-known experts so listen to the previous episodes from Season 1 and Season 2 to learn more.

In this episode we discuss Emotional Intelligence. In my IO Psychology classes this semester we talked a lot about this concept which was by the coined by Peter Salovey and John Meyer, but popularized by Daniel Goleman. It refers to the idea that just as we have cognitive intelligence or IQ, we also have EQ or ability to manage our emotions and those of others.

My guest today wrote a book which addresses EQ and other non-technical skills like self-awareness using a highly technical approach. Gilbert Eijkelenboom wrote the book People Skills for Analytical Thinkers ( What I love about this book is that it uses very relatable language for those of us who work in tech and provides very pertinent advice.

Gilbert is a former Data and Analytics Consultant and founder MIndspeaking (,  a company which helps data scientist and analysts develop soft skills for business . We talked about his career as poker player, his own journey to become more emotionally intelligent and he gives specific steps you can apply as well.

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