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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
 
 
Author
Susan Cain.
Publisher Broadway  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780307352156
Pages/Publication Date 368/2013
Daedalus Item Code 38606
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(2012 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Nonfiction; O, The Oprah Magazine 10 Favorite Books of 2012; Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012; Fast Company #1 Business Book of 2012; Inc. Magazine Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2012) At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; and who prefer working on their own to brainstorming in teams. Passionately argued and illuminated with stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically our society undervalues introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the 20th century and explores its far-reaching effects. Perhaps most inspiring, she 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. And she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to, when it makes sense, be a "pretend extrovert."

"An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"As an introvert often called upon to behave like an extrovert, I found the information in this book revealing and helpful. Drawing on neuroscientific research and many case reports, Susan Cain explains the advantages and potentials of introversion and of being quiet in a noisy world."—Andrew Weil

"Memo to all you glad-handing, back-slapping, brainstorming masters of the universe out there: Stop networking and talking for a minute and read this book. In Quiet, Susan Cain does an eloquent and powerful job of extolling the virtues of the listeners and the thinkers—the reflective introverts of the world who appreciate that hard problems demand careful thought and who understand that it's a good idea to know what you want to say before you open your mouth."—Barry Schwartz

 
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