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

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Publisher:Random House
Published In:2012
ISBN-10:0307352145
ISBN-13:9780307352149
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.47 lbs
Pages:pp. 352

The Title "Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" is written by Susan Cain. This book was published in the year 2012. The ISBN number 0307352145|9780307352149 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book also comes in Paperback . This book has total of pp. 352 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Random House. We have about 88903 other great books from this publisher. Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is currently Available with us.

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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.

About the Author

SUSAN CAIN is a writer whose work on introversion and shyness has appeared in the New York Times and on Psychology Today. com. She has taught negotiation skills at corporations, law firms, and universities and practiced corporate law for seven years. An honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, Susan lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.

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