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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (425 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. Goleman, Daniel Narrator: Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. Goleman, Daniel Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ecological Intelligence recasts the uproar over global warming and the assault of man-made toxins into our bodies in terms of the collective self-deception which both created this crisis and holds a key to its solution. Ecological Intelligence argues that “green’ labels and recycling programs may do more harm than good by feeding a vital lie, lulling us into the illusion that we are doing enough already while ignoring the adverse impact of the far vaster proportion of what we buy and do. The book brings a psychologist's insights into the world of commerce, arguing for radical transparency—tracking every substantial impact over the life cycle of an item, from manufacture to daily use, to disposal—and surfacing those impacts at the point of purchase. The movement toward such transparency augurs a day when the free market will operate in public interest.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin | 2/12/2014

    " Probably the most valuable lesson I learned from reading Ecological Intelligence is just how important it is for us, the consumers to close "The Information Gap" We can't rely on the government to pass laws or expect business to voluntarily change their ways while sacrificing profits. It's up to the consumer to learn which companies are acting responsibly and which are not. And then the answer is clear; support the ones acting responsibly and boycott the ones hurting the environment. If these irresponsible companies loose money, they're much more apt to change their ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elaina | 2/10/2014

    " I am passionate about this subject. Ecological intelligence is the future if we can get access to all the data out there. The book was dry at times, yet I learned a lot when I could focus my attention on it. It's worth reading if you want to learn more about the things you buy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah Jane | 2/10/2014

    " This book started off with a lot of potential, and I was really interested in what the author had to say. A few chapters in, though, it started to get boring and repetitive. I would say it's worth a skim through at least, but unfortunately it was not the most captivating book I've ever read on the subject. There are much better books out there about ecological impact that are much more successfully executed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Shemes | 1/25/2014

    " Goleman shares his view of the impact of radical transparency in retailing. He discusses Life Cycle Assessment, developing products for consumers that go beyond a profitable impact for the company, and consumers knowledge of product development that begins to change purchase behaviors. While I knew some of the points addressed in the book, Goleman provides a good analysis/overview of the current ecological impact of industry and what options consumers have to minimize their ecological impact. "

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