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Quiet [book club] : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

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Edition

1st paperback ed.

Publication Information

New York : Broadway Paperbacks, c2013.

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Book club

Summary

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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 invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts we owe many of the great contributions to society--from Van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Contents

  • The rise of the "mighty likeable fellow" : how extroversion became the cultural ideal
  • The myth of charismatic leadership : the culture of personality, a hundred years later
  • When collaboration kills creativity : the rise of the new Groupthink and the power of working alone
  • Is temperament destiny? : nature, nurture, and the Orchid Hypothesis
  • Beyond temperament : the role of free will (and the secret of public speaking for introverts)
  • "Franklin was a politician, but Eleanor spoke out of conscience" : why cool is overrated
  • Why did Wall Street cash and Warren Buffett prosper? : how introverts and extroverts think (and process dopamine) differently
  • Soft power : Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal
  • When should you act more extroverted than you really are?
  • The communication gap : how to talk to members of the opposite type
  • On cobblers and generals : how to cultivate quiet kids in a world that can't hear them.
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