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

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

Description

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. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content


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Details

Author(s)
Susan Cain
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
131 x 204 x 25mm | 308g
Publication date
29 Jan 2013
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0307352153
ISBN13
9780307352156
Bestsellers rank
3,574