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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success by Karl Albrecht

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Chapter 1. A DIFFERENT KIND OF "SMART"

"There is one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."

Victor Hugo

Surely, each of us knows at least one person, and probably several, whose company we do not enjoy. Not rarely do we hear people say things like:

"I dread having to visit my parents this weekend; I just know my mother will pick a big fight with my father, and she'll criticize me the whole time I'm there. I don't even know why I still go to visit them. Guilt, I suppose."

Others may say things like:

"I hate my job; my boss finds fault with everything I do. I guess I'll have to start looking around for something better."

Or:

"Maybe we should kind of 'forget' to invite him to go out with us. If he ...

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