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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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    Title
    Quiet
    Subtitle
    The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan H Cain, Read by Kathe Mazur
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 9
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739341247
    ISBN 10: 0739341243
    Classifications

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    B&T General Subject: 670
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    B&T Approval Code: A11330000
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    LC classification: BF698.35.I59 C35 2012B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    24 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    SUSAN CAIN is the author of the acclaimed "New York Times "bestseller"QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking, "which is being translated into over thirty languages and was named the #1 best book of the year by "Fast Company" magazine. 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; O, The Oprah Magazine;" Salon.com;""Time.com; PsychologyToday.com, and other publications. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, and West Point. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 3 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. She has appeared on national broadcast television and radio including CBS "This Morning," NPR's "All Things Considered," NPR's "Diane Rehm," and her work has been featured in "The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Real Simple, Fortune, Forbes, PEOPLE, Scientific American, USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN, "Slate.com, and many other publications. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. 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). "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "People" Top 10 Book of 2012 "O, The Oprah Magazine" 10 Favorite Books of 2012" Christian Science Monitor "Best Books of 2012" "2012 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Nonfiction "Fast Company" #1 Business Book of 2012" Inc Magazine" Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2012 "Library Journal" 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 differing personality types." "--Library Journal" "An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are." --"Booklist" "In this well-written, unusually thoughtful book, Cain encourages solitude seekers to see themselves anew: not as wallflowers but as powerful forces to be reckoned with." --"Whole Living" "Those who value a quiet, reflective life will feel a burden lifting from their shoulders as they read Susan Cain's eloquent and well documented paean to introversion--and will no longer feel guilty or inferior for having made the better choice!" --MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI, author of "Flow" and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, Claremont Graduate University "Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, "Quiet" is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population." --GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of "The Happiness Project" ""Quiet" is a book of liberation from old ideas about the value of introverts. Cain's intelligence, respect for research, and vibrant prose put "Quiet" in an elite class with the best books from Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and other masters of psychological non-fiction." --TERESA AMABILE, Professor, Harvard Business School, and coauthor, "The Progress Principle" "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, author of "Healthy Aging" and "Spontaneous Happiness" "Susan Cain has done a superb job of sifting through decades of complex research on introversion, extroversion, and sensitivity--this book will be a boon for the many highly sensitive people who are also introverts." --ELAINE ARON, author of "The Highly Sensitive Person" ""Quiet" legitimizes and even celebrates the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world." --GUY KAWASAKI, author of "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions" "Susan Cain is the definer of a new and valuable paradigm. In this moving and original argument, she makes the case that we are losing immense reserves of talent and vision because of our culture's overvaluation of extroversion. A startling, important, and readable page-turner that will make quiet people see themselves in a whole new light." --NAOMI WOLF, author of "The Beauty Myth" "Superb...A compelling reflection on how the Extrovert Ideal shapes our lives and why this is deeply unsettling. Based on meticulous research, it will open up a new and different conversation on how the personal is political and how we need to empower the legions of people who are disposed to be quiet, reflective, and sensitive." --BRIAN R. LITTLE, PH.D., Distinguished Scholar, Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Cambridge University ""Quiet" elevates the conversation about introverts in our outwardly-oriented society to new heights. I think that many introverts will discover that, even though they didn't know it, they have been waiting for this book all their lives." --ADAM S. MCHUGH, author of "Introverts in the Church" "Gentle is powerful... Solitude is socially productive... These important counter-intuitive ideas are among the many reasons to take "Quiet" to a quiet corner and absorb its brilliant, thought-provoking message." --ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, Harvard Business School professor, author of "Confidence" and "SuperCorp" "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, author of "Practical Wisdom" and "The Paradox of Choice""A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude that makes you want to shout from the rooftops. "Quiet" is an engaging and insightful look into the hearts and minds of those who change the world instead of tweeting about it." --DANIEL GILBERT, professor of psychology, Harvard University, author of "Stumbling on Happiness"