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Gandhi Explains Why Restraint Was His Greatest Asset

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Excerpt from “Quiet” | Chapter: “Soft Power“

In the West, passivity is a transgression. To be “passive,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means to be “acted upon by an external agency.” It also means to be “submissive.” Gandhi himself ultimately rejected the phrase “passive resistance,” which he associated with weakness, preferring satyagraha, the term he coined to mean “firmness in pursuit of truth.”


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The Yin and Yang of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

Post by Susan Cain.


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The ‘I See You’ Experiment

Check out this social experiment, from guest blogger Katherine Wakefield — and let us know what you think and whether you’ll participate! I am starting a social experiment. Me, a stranger-danger introvert; yes, me. It happened organically today and went well. As I was checking out at the grocery store, I felt warmth and happiness […]


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Could You Love Your Neighbor As Much As You Love Your Kids?

“Donovan Campbell is a decorated military officer and a young Fortune 500 executive whose lessons about leadership and teamwork came the hard way, through three combat deployments—two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.” ~RHSpeakers.com I recently had the privilege of sharing the stage with Donovan Campbell. And I was struck by his description of true […]


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When Does Socializing Make You Happier?

You’re standing at the checkout line at the grocery store, pondering tomorrow’s to-do list. The cashier greets you with a grin.  You’re not in the mood to chit-chat, but out of politeness you do anyway – and feel curiously happy afterwards.  A big smile plays across your face as you leave the store. What just […]


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Quiet: The Book

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Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012
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Manifesto

1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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