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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Feb 03, 12

really liked it
Read from January 30 to February 03, 2012

Cain presents a very well-researched discussion about the differences between the introvert and extrovert personality types, and how the Western world has changed from one that used to value introspection and quiet intellect to one of dominance by forceful vivaciousness and outspokenness.

Turns out that open office concepts, group projects, and committee meetings are NOT the way to get the best work done. Also, contrary to popular belief, the gregarious and most forceful risk-takers often make terrible leaders and decision makers.

If you're an introvert, this book will provide you with many aha! moments. If you love an introvert, expect to gain valuable insights into how they process information, relate to others, and cope with a world whose volume goes to 11.

Barnes and Noble is featuring a Drawn to Read review of this title that is worth a look.
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01/30/2012 page 60
17.0% ""Does it always make sense to equate leadership with hyper-extroversion?""

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