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WXW Book Club: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop…

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Past Events

WXW Book Club: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop… Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Nicola’s Books 2513 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Cost: Free! Premier Sponsor:   WXW Book Club: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop… The WXW Book Club is back! Join WXW at Nicola‚Äôs Books as we discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. Jennifer Bailey, strategist, change agent and life design expert from Grace Street Group, will lead this discussion from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012. 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...

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