“Some managers are uncomfortable with expressing emotion about their dreams, but it’s the passion and emotion that will attract and motivate others.”

– Jim Collins

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

(Both quotes are from The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo.)

I’ve started reading Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman, a consultant to the television series Lie to Me. It’s an excellent and accessible catalog of emotions. For example, Ekman describes the differences between 10 or so different kinds of enjoyable emotions: sensory pleasures, contentment, excitement, relief, wonder…

It’s a good complement to The Definitive Book of Body Language (a fun and easy read), which you can find in our bookstore.

Topics Books · Psychology

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  • Gordon Zhu

    Thanks for the post Nivi. I’ve been looking for book recommendations on these topics.

    What stopped me from picking up these books before is that I felt the content might be obvious, common sense. Now however, I find it tremendously helpful to see gut instincts in writing. This way they finally crystallize, and I suddenly notice all the small cues that I missed before.

    What do you think of Lie to Me? Worth checking out?