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Is a Quiet Revolution Catching On In Congress?

Is a quiet revolution catching on in Congress? Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan is encouraging meditation through his “Quiet Caucus”.


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Should Office Culture Change To Accommodate Introverts?

 
Post by Susan Cain.


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Celebrated Mathematician Forgets Shyness When Focused Upon Passion

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Yitang Zhang, admittedly shy, is facing the uncomfortable glare of the spotlight after recently solving one of math’s great problems. Click through for his astounding story.


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Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.

Excerpt from “Quiet” | Chapter: “Wonderland”

“Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story. Make a deal with yourself that you’ll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off.”



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Regina Dugan On the Importance of Quiet to the Creative Process

Regina Dugan, former Director of DARPA (and deliverer of one of my favorite TED talks), on the importance of quiet to the creative process:


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Between these Lines

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Dear Readers,

I hope you enjoy this poem by the gifted Amber Rens (who is only 17! though you’d never guess it from her words.)


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Virginia Woolf On Quiet and Coffee Cups


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Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Wow!
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
by Goodreads.com

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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