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I picked up this book after seeing Seth Godin’s recommendation of it in LINCHPIN. It’s interesting material, but presented in a very dry, scientific way. I got through it okay, but I really would have liked more clarification on the signals themselves (I kept flipping back to the definitions page, and still got confused) paired with more vivid real-life examples.
Still! It’s fascinating to think we have a parallel language that we’re just now discovering!
A truly original and brilliant contribution to the science and understanding of non-verbal communication. Pentland has figured out how to track (using tricked-out cell phones) four variables of unconscious human behavior, and he can use the results to predict all kinds of human interactions, like salary negotiations, speed dating, and venture capital pitches. The four variables are influence (who’s dominating the conversation), mimicry (who’s mirroring whom), activity (how excited someone is) an
Very eye-opening for those who are interested in communication, business, marketing, psychology, or just body language and conversation in general. Pentland’s notion of network intelligence was one of my favorite parts about this book. I give it four stars because although I finished it in four days, I felt that I forced myself a little bit because it comes to be slightly dry due to the fact that the language is mundane after a while. I would’ve appreciated more elaborate examples of the points