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People Skills for Analytical Thinkers


Research shows that people skills are becoming more important with the rise of AI. A great way to boost these skills is by reading the new book: People Skills for Analytical Thinkers.



Your analytical skills are incredibly valuable – especially in your work with data.
However, rational thinking alone isn't enough.

Have you ever:

  • Told people about your idea, but then no one seemed to care?
  • Explained your analysis, leaving your colleague confused?
  • Worked hard on a data product, only to discover that the business never uses it?

You’re not alone. Many data professionals have this experience. Luckily, there is a way to prevent the frustration: people skills.

Research shows that people skills are becoming more important with the rise of AI.
A great way to boost these skills is by reading the new book of Gilbert Eijkelenboom: People Skills for Analytical Thinkers.

Gilbert People Skills Analytical Thinkers

This is not just another book on communication: it’s written in an analytical language. Through data and algorithm metaphors, you’ll deepen your knowledge of human behavior. The writing style makes it easy to read.

In the book, you’ll learn:

  • To better understand your own behavior
  • How to say ‘no’ without offending your colleagues
  • How to become persuasive and tell stories with data

Do you want people to USE your data products and ACT on your insights?

Then this book, filled with academic insights, exercises, and stories, is exactly what you need.

About the author
As a former professional poker player, you can find Gilbert Eijkelenboom wherever psychology and data meet. While Gilbert’s academic background is in Behavioral Science, he has built a career in Analytics consulting. Combining both worlds, Gilbert founded the company MindSpeaking: soft skills for data science & analytics.

He loves to help data professionals make a bigger impact with their data skills. Next to training, Gilbert enjoys writing. Last year, he published the bestselling book "People Skills for Analytical Thinkers" and his online content reaches more than 1,000,000 online views each year.


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