Reader Review: This book should be required reading for all educators, parents, anyone responsible for supervising workers, and everyone who has to work with other people. This book validates that quiet people can have good ideas and they should not be overlooked. The book encourages quiet people to speak up even if it's difficult. It confirms that there is more than one way to share ideas.
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; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue 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 twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.
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. Finally, 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 to be a "pretend extrovert."
This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
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|Title of eBook: Quiet|
|Release Date: 01-24-2012|
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|Publisher: Crown Publishing Group||Store Sales Rank: 9354|
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Title: Quiet March 30, 2013 A very interesting read. I would think one has to blend in and behave like an extrovert to be successful, but this book proves it otherwise.
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Number of Comments: 3 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
Reviewer: A reader from Malaysia
March 30, 2013
A very interesting read. I would think one has to blend in and behave like an extrovert to be successful, but this book proves it otherwise.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
October 16, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
This book should be required reading for all educators, parents, anyone responsible for supervising workers, and everyone who has to work with other people. This book validates that quiet people can have good ideas and they should not be overlooked. The book encourages quiet people to speak up even if it's difficult. It confirms that there is more than one way to share ideas.
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