According to cognitive psychologist Gary Klien, people with a seemingly high sixth sense who consistently make the right decisions are experts at pattern recognition through years of experience in their respective fields. But where does that experience come from? How does that person achieve such experience? Soren Kaplan is the author of the 2023 book Experiential Intelligence. In this show, Soren explains the differences between experiential intelligence (XQ) and IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence).
- curiosity, empathy, and imagination
- XQ vs. AI
- the three levels to building XQ
- Soren’s favorite stories in his book
- the reason why every high school student should be aware of Soren’s message
- the role of failure in XQ
- the corporate university concept
- forecasting the past
Who Is Soren Kaplan?
Soren Kaplan wrote Experiential Intelligence to explore the idea that experience is a form of innovation and to help individuals and organizations develop their ability to create and innovate through their experiences.
Soren was inspired to write the book by his work with a variety of companies and organizations, and his observation that the most successful innovators were those who were able to learn from their experiences and use them to drive new ideas and breakthrough results.
Kaplan also saw a need for a new framework that could help individuals and organizations develop the skills and mindset needed to leverage experience as a driver of innovation. He believes that by cultivating experiential intelligence, individuals and organizations can become more agile, adaptable, and successful in today’s rapidly changing world.