As this has been considered a psychological classic and it was on top 20 Amazon best sellers I to highly I'd buy it and check it out. I can see how this was a break through in 1995, but elements of the book are found in many different forms of literature now a days and what Daniel Goldman outlines is clearly the blue print for many books that come after his.
This unique 342 page book gives the reader plenty of data, presented in five parts. The chapter titles are indicative of where the author is leading the reader. Such as "The Emotional Brain, The Nature Of Emotional Intelligence, The Nature Of Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Applied, Windows Of Opportunity, & Emotional Literacy."
Throughout the book he gives relevant and easy to understand examples that go over brain & cultural differences between the sexes, communication, genetics, etc to prove his premise that emotional IQ is often far more important in the individuals & groups success than the traditional intelligence exams can possibly measure.
Its an overall interesting read, though I'm not sure what we do with it. But it's seems obvious, I mean have not most of us known, or heard of people with high IQ's who behave badly due to their lack of emotional intelligence? Or people that have done well in life despite a non-impressive IQ/ academic record?
'An impressive argument that excellence is more than IQ' Daily Mail
Daniel Goleman offers a vital new curriculum for life that can change the future for us and for our children