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Boston Readers - Quiet: The Power of Introverts by 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.

It's been great to see so many new faces recently!  Please keep in mind that Bar Lola generously lets us use their space for free, so we should all pitch in and order food and drinks to show our appreciation.  Everyone can place individual orders at the bar, and the staff will bring it to the back when it's ready.  Even if you're a few minutes late, you don't have to worry that you'll miss out waiting on an order.  Also, please be respectful and refrain from bringing in outside food/beverages.  Thanks guys!

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  • Jasmine

    I was really hoping to meet everyone and discuss this book, but I feel like I'm coming down with something. It's probably best I skip this one. :(

    November 12, 2013

  • Laura C.

    I really want to join this conversation but I am working late due to this being a short work week.

    November 12, 2013

  • Chris F

    Hey all, sorry I need to work late. This book was great though and I'm really hoping I can make it to the next meeting!

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was really looking forward to it, but I have a miserable cold I don't wanna pass on :[

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something just came up. Next time I'll do my best.

    November 11, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I will be there, for real this time!!

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,
    I've always wanted to join a book club so was excited to come across this one. The book sounds really interesting- I'm looking forward to meeting you guys and discussing the book!

    October 21, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I will be there, for real this time!!

    October 18, 2013

  • Chris F

    Susan did a really good TED talk on the subject, same name actually. I'm excited to read the book, but hope you guys go easy on me as it'll be the first meeting I can join in on!

    October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to have to look that up. Just got the book for my Kindle account, can't wait to read it!

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was so excited for this but then realized I wasn't going to be in town. Have a great time!

    October 18, 2013

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