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Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, explains that solitude and a quiet mind are fertile ground for creative thought and inspiration. Yet today’s schools, workplaces and other institutions uphold a bias for extraversion and groupthink. Wherever you fall on the introversion-extroversion continuum, getAbstract suggests that you’ll find Cain’s well-researched, often personal lecture thought provoking.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What cultural biases introverts face,
  • How these biases throttle innovation and productivity in schools and businesses, and
  • What steps will help create a more balanced and functional culture.

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Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.



When author Susan Cain was a child, she left for summer camp holding a suitcase filled with books. She pictured a summer of companionable reading with her bunkmates. But others soon urged her to stow her books and adopt the outgoing

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    A complement for the book, this can show us the complete view of the author about introverts.
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    Frank Scroggs 5 years ago
    Insightful view of my personality opposite.

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    Crown, 2012


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