Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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Crown, Jan 24, 2012 - Psychology - 368 pages

The book that started the Quiet Revolution

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. 

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

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I have a confession to make. I'm an introvert. Most of the time I'm much happier staying at home and reading than going out - especially if that going out is in a group. What's that you say? You're ... Read full review

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Finally a book praising the fact that the quieter and shy members of society have as much to offer as those who have a natural ability to be heard. Cain looks at lots of case studies of people ... Read full review

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Contents

Nature Nurture and
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WHY DID WALL STREET CRASH AND WARREN
155
DO ALL CULTURES HAVE
179
HOW TO LOVE HOW TO WORK
205
How to Talk
224
How to Cultivate
241
Wonderland
264
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Named one of the top ten influencers in the world by LinkedIn, Susan Cain is a renowned speaker and the author of the award-winning books Quiet PowerQuiet Journal, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Translated into more than forty languages, Quiet has appeared on many "best of" lists, spent more than seven years on the New York Times bestseller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. 

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