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However, she believes the introvert - your colleague more likely to be deeply involved in the task in hand than throwing an office party - is vital to society's wellbeing.
Without introverts we would not have Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Google, the Cat in the Hat, or the theory of relativity.
Quiet is a rallying cry to the meek to put their talents to good use, even though they have been ignored in recent years by the media and business.
Cain's book is a mixture of psychology and philosophy, management theory and autobiography.
It explains how US society shifted its focus from virtue and honour towards mass consumerism and self-presentation.
There are warnings too, about risk-taking extroverts like those who caused the banking crash in 2008.
Cain touches on subjects as diverse as civil rights heroine Rosa Parks and the cut-throat Harvard Business School.
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|Date:||May 19, 2013|
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