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Monday, July 30, 2001





Book Review
Value-added intelligence
A COUPLE of years ago, an Harvard Business Review article, defined Emotional Intelligence as a factor with the following five components. Self-awareness which is the ability to recognise and understand one's own moods, emotions, drives and their effects on others, coupled with self-confidence, self-assessment, a self-deprecating sense of humour and self-regulation. The ability to control or redirect disruptive moods and impulses and the propensity to suspend judgement to think before acting are also cru cial.

Relevant thoughts
THIS highly readable monograph carries interviews with four Nobel Laureates, Amartya Sen, Willy Brandt, Gunter Grass and William Golding. The author, an academician and a journalist, interviewed these eminent persons over a period of time.

Fallout of plastic money
* 1.5 billion cards for nearly 158 million people -- an average of 10 credit cards per holder.

The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders
NO one is actually born a leader. Anyone can become one. This book identifies the 108 specific traits that typically cause others to see people as natural born leaders. The book then shows that with a little concentration and self-awareness, one can mast er many of the qualities that will inspire others to take heed of your ideas and follow your example.

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