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QUIET: The Missing Chapter | By Karen Catlin

QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking is missing something,” says Karen Catlin, writer
of “QUIET: The Missing Chapter.”

“Since over half of the population is extroverted, chances are there will be some in every group you lead. Where’s the chapter on how to thrive as an introverted leader?”

Great question, Karen, and I love your ideas. Here they are:


Watch This Woman Progress From Infancy to Old Age — In Just 5 Minutes

I’ve never understood why everyone is so averse to aging. From what I can tell, most people get calmer and more centered with time. 

So I love this video, by Anthony Cerniello, of a woman progressing from infancy to old age — in just five minutes. It’s humane and beautiful and well worth your time:


‘Introversion’ | A comic by Luchie


Click through for a lovely comic by Luchie, titled “Introversion“.


Want to Help Me Curate the Quiet Revolution Pinterest Board?

Susan Cain | PinterestWould you like to help me curate a Quiet Revolution Pinterest Board full of ideas, insights, and stories about introverts?

What should you Pin to the Board? Here are some suggestions:

◆ Quotes about introversion
◆ Stories featuring introverts
◆ Bios of famous introverts
◆ Studies about introversion
◆ Introverts in the news

Want to help me with the Board? Simply…


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Updated: Security, Health, Growth & Purpose

Abraham Maslow
In 1943 Abraham Maslow published “A Theory of Human Motivation“, proposing what he thought to be the most necessary elements humans needed in order to lead successful, healthy, happy lives.

A lot has changed in the world since 1943. So Charlie Kim, Founder and CEO at Next Jump, took it upon himself to modernize Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Here is Charlie’s version:


I don’t fear death (except when I do)

Here’s a brief musing I tapped out on my phone last night while reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes: I don’t know why everyone talks about the fear of death. I love life, but I don’t fear death. What I fear is the deaths of the people I love best — because I fear the […]


Are Sexism — and the Extrovert Ideal — Clouding the Federal Reserve’s Search for a New Chairman?

It seems that the Federal Reserve has managed to offend both women and introverts as they search for a new Chairman, according to this piece by Ezra Klein:

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

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


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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