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 20th 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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Von Klaus Am hilfreichsten 05.08.2014
Done with great effort but where is the substance?
This book is somehow confusing. I even couldn't finish listening (first time I gave up). The title aroused my interest but when I listened, I got confused. Many example of success stories but what is the quality if the quiet people? They listen more then they speak? Maybe I missed the secret message but overall, if you are a person who respect others and maintain meaningful relationship's with others, you find not much content in this book. To little and too long elaborated over and over again. Sorry for the harsh critic but dear Susan Cain, do better research, think deeper and offer something to us which have a substance.
Overall, you made a big effort but the result is very light weighted.
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