The Power of Quiet Connectors

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Stop "networking" and start searching for kindred spirits! Robyn Scott, owner of a company called "Intros" and author of "The Power of Quiet Connectors", says that the best connectors are private, modest, and low-key.

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An Autistic Boy Confronts the Social Expectations of His Teen Years

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Typically sensitive NY Times essay from the lovely Priscilla Gilman, on her autistic son confronting social expectations of the teen years:

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How I Quit My Job & Became a Writer

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Here are five counter-intuitive pieces of advice, drawn from my own experience.

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Maya Angelou On the Difference Between Reaching for the Stars & Reaching for Love

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Photographer: flickr.com/thepanamerican

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STUDY: Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

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Olimpia Zagnoli

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: 

Why does sad music make me feel so happy?

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How to Transcend Political Difference: Make Everyone Sit Still

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red-blue-chairsIn this season of government shutdown, it’s worth thinking about the mystery of political polarity. How intractable is it, really?

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Are You an Introvert or Extrovert? Take the Quiet Quiz to Find Out

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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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