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Quiet Power - The Secret Strengths of Introverts

Susan Cain

At 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.

At 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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At 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gregory Mone, Erica Moroz, Kathe Mazur

Length:

6h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:33


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:33