This Week’s Title: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Recommended By: Alan Alpert, Smart Office Founder
Favorite Quote: “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” – Susan Cain
Why We Love It: It’s a recurring theme in many books and speeches, TEAMWORK! The best leaders of any team will listen more than they speak. By listening to your team, you can foster better ideas and greater success for everyone. The ideas from the quietest voice and maybe the newest recruit can be the spark of success for many others.
Book Summary: In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also 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. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. – Amazon
About the Author: Susan Horowitz Cain is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people. – Wikipedia
Get Your Copy on Amazon: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking