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    Quiet by Susan Cain

    Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, a book well worth the read in my opinion. The author is a professor and has taught negotiation skills at corporations and law firms.

    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.
    Last edited by Margaret Gothot; 12-01-2013 at 07:09 PM.

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    I saw an interview with the author and the book looks great. I think the introverts are coming out of the closet, so to speak... many of us have been faking it for years :-)

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    I met her at a conference and she is amazing. The book is great as well, a real eye opener to how extravert focused the world is and how introverts need to change who they are to get ahead.

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