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lapjoint
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All those artists, thinkers, leaders
on: Dec 9, 2012, 2:21am

I have just finished reading "Quiet" and have enjoyed it, mostly. But there is one thing that bugs me immensely (the same goes for other non-fiction books of this type, e.g., those by Malcolm Gladwell).


It seems that every person mentioned in the book belongs to some elite caste of ivy-league lawyers, high-powered business types, award-winning writers, and world-changing scientists. "Solve problems, make art, think deeply."


Nobody in the book is ever a janitor, or works in a factory, or makes minimum wage flipping burgers, or is a stay-at-home mother who does *not* run an incredibly successful business on the side.


That said, I think the ideas in the book are valid, but I'd like to see them applied to the people who actually keep the world running smoothly, too.


Regards,

Christoph


Ronrodent
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Re: All those artists, thinkers, leaders
on: Jan 8, 2013, 6:24pm

There's your next book idea, Susan!


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Red Dog
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Re: All those artists, thinkers, leaders
on: Jan 8, 2013, 10:23pm

You may not have noticed, but apart from being the titular administrator and having written few posts when this list was first begun, Susan has never participated here since.


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