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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

Susan Cain

Summarized September 2017

Type: [SUMMARY]

SKU: 9172

ISBN: 0307352145

Price: $12.50

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

starts by detailing how extroversion became the cultural ideal in the west, and how places like Harvard Business School show the cause and the frustrating consequences of valuing extroversion above all else. After that, we discuss what Cain calls “The New Groupthink” and how it’s nearly impossible to get the “deliberate practice” Malcolm Gladwell talks about without being committed to work long hours on your own. Then we discuss what makes introverts the way they are, and how they’re able to adapt their temperament to fit into our extroverted world. We go on to explore how the extrovert ideal plays into our society’s obsession with “cool” and contributed to the 2008 economic crisis.  And we finish up our tour by highlighting ways get along with introverts and extroverts and, in the process, stretch your own temperamental abilities.

When we’re done, you’ll know how to get the most out of the introverts in your family or organization.  And if you’re an introvert, you’ll learn how to make the most of an interaction-obsessed world.

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