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    DescriptionAt 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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    The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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    By (author) Susan Cain
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307352156
    ISBN 10: 0307352153

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    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
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    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    29 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    SUSAN CAIN is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning "New York Times" bestseller "QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking," which has been translated into thirty-six languages, has appeared on many "Best of" lists, 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. Cain's book was the subject of a "TIME Magazine" cover story, and her writing has appeared in the "The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, " and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 8 million times, and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School's Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world's top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by "Inc. Magazine." She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. In 2014, Cain partnered with office design company Steelcase to create "Susan Cain Quiet Spaces," with a range of architecture, furniture, materials and technology to empower introverts at work. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. You can visit her at www.thepowerofintroverts.com., and follow her on twitter (@susancain).
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    "NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NPR BESTSELLER "WASHINGTON POST" BESTSELLER "LOS ANGELES TIMES" BESTSELLER "USA TODAY "TOP 50 BESTSELLER INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" BESTSELLER "Fast Company"'s #1 Best Business book of 2012 "INC Magazine's" Best 2012 Books for Entrepreneurs "People "Magazine's 10 Best Books of 2012 "O, The Oprah Magazine" 10 Favorite Books of 2012 "Christian Science Monitor"'s Best Books of 2012 GoodReads Nonfiction Choice Award Winner Audible's #1 Non-Fiction book of 2012 Amazon's Best Books of 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 "Library Journal"'s Best Books of 2012 "Kirkus REVIEWS' "Best Books of 2012 " "An important book that should embolden anyone who's ever been told, 'Speak up!'" "--People""Cain offers a wealth of useful advice for teachers and parents of introverts..."Quiet "should interest anyone who cares about how people think, work, and get along, or wonders why the guy in the next cubicle acts that way. It should be required reading for introverts (or their parents) who could use a boost to their self-esteem." --Fortune.com "Rich, intelligent...enlightening." "--Wall Street Journal" "An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike." "--Kirkus, " Starred Review "Cain gives excellent portraits of a number of introverts and shatters misconceptions. Cain consistently holds the reader's interest by presenting individual profiles, looking at places dominated by extroverts (Harvard Business School) and introverts (a West Coast retreat center), and reporting on the latest studies. Her diligence, research, and passion for this important topic has richly paid off." "--Publishers Weekly" "This book is a pleasure to read and will make introverts and extroverts alike think twice about the best ways to be themselves and interact with differingi
    Table of contents
    Author’s Note | INTRODUCTION: The North and South of Temperament | PART ONE: THE EXTROVERT IDEAL 1. THE RISE OF THE “MIGHTY LIKEABLE FELLOW”: How Extroversion Became the Cultural Ideal | 2. THE MYTH OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP: The Culture of Personality, a Hundred Years Later | 3. WHEN COLLABORATION KILLS CREATIVITY: The Rise of the New Groupthink and the Power of Working Alone | PART TWO: YOUR BIOLOGY, YOUR SELF? 4. IS TEMPERAMENT DESTINY?: Nature, Nurture, and the Orchid Hypothesis | 5. BEYOND TEMPERAMENT: The Role of Free Will (and the Secret of Public Speaking for Introverts) | 6. “FRANKLIN WAS A POLITICIAN, BUT ELEANOR SPOKE OUT OF CONSCIENCE”: Why Cool Is Overrated | 7. WHY DID WALL STREET CRASH AND WARREN BUFFETT PROSPER?: How Introverts and Extroverts Think (and Process Dopamine) Differently | PART THREE: DO ALL CULTURES HAVE AN EXTROVERT IDEAL? 8. SOFT POWER: Asian-Americans and the Extrovert Ideal | PART FOUR: HOW TO LOVE, HOW TO WORK 9. WHEN SHOULD YOU ACT MORE EXTROVERTED THAN YOU REALLY ARE? | 10. THE COMMUNICATION GAP: How to Talk to Members of the Opposite Type | 11. ON COBBLERS AND GENERALS: How to Cultivate Quiet Kids in a World That Can’t Hear Them | CONCLUSION: Wonderland | A Note on the Dedication | A Note on the Words Introvert and Extrovert | Acknowledgments | Notes | Index |