I need to shut up and let her talk! But then in the 20th century, when you had industrialization and people moving out into the cities, suddenly they're living alongside strangers who they needed to impress really quickly. Sunk deep in their seats, about a dozen Quiet Revolution team members sat around the table. But our relationships with others aren't always so predictable. Workers are looking to eliminate distraction, but also seek physical and emotional comfort and familiarity that is often found more at home than in the office. We caught up to discuss the role of quiet in our increasingly noisy world. Studies show that aggressive and hateful comments silence other commenters and drive them away; unfortunately, YouTube's comment moderation tools are simply not up to the task of allowing us to monitor comments on so many videos at once. Where else can people go to find out about the revolution? I found much of the book extremely useful, but I didn't give it five stars because it reads like a.
Noise levels and cacophony is endemic in the modern classroom, so we want to go in and change all that. Indeed, it would be underwhelming if our personality boiled down to a single trait. Contrary to what one might expect, introverts seek sensory stimulation, but often in the form of warm, calming influences, such as natural woods and other organic materials. The book that emerged in January 2012 was, in fact, the highly idiosyncratic project that Cain had envisioned. Susan Cain will share her own story, as well as tips at the end of each chapter. Extroverted leaders are strong motivators, quick on their feet.
Cain collaborates with to design office spaces to include quiet areas where workers can have privacy for a time, in contrast to offices. . Being introverted, she asserts, is a worthy, often glorious, attribute: introverts are empathic and reflective; they prefer listening to talking and think before they speak. We communicated before you did your talk, Susan, because of your interest in quiet. The book became a bestseller.
The book concludes with a guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage young introverts to succeed in environments that traditionally reward extroverted behavior. It turned out to be a deeply shocking experience. Quiet Revolution launched in 2014, and in 2015 the company set up offices at the Quiet House—first in a two-story Victorian house near Nyack, New York, later relocating to the brownstone in Harlem. And then I became a Wall Street lawyer, where the norm was to shout down your opponent. Friends used to ask her why she was there, when her talents should perhaps have led her elsewhere. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cain is the cofounder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet, which has been translated into forty languages and spent more than four years on the bestseller list.
The word began appearing in unlikely places, like Fortune and Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review, in stories explaining how to nurture and include introverted employees. I'd like to meet her! Wadors asked Cain and Scibetta what to do. A self-proclaimed introvert, she wrote the New York Times bestselling book, and delivered one of the most popular ever delivered, with nearly 18 million views to date. Viewed from this perspective, the quiet revolution is not really about introversion. Our Cover Story is all about personality, and it's reported by Faith Salie: When Bryan Baecker first laid eyes on Randi Johns in Sacramento, California, two years ago, it was love at first sight. At least a couple of times a month, she is on the road, speaking at conferences and corporate gatherings and nonprofit retreats, before audiences of hundreds or thousands; during a particularly busy stretch last fall, her schedule took her from Houston to Silicon Valley to New Jersey to Los Angeles within a couple of weeks.
And who is the person who can do it? And I kind of was like, 'Just stop. We are planning to transform schools, transform businesses, and create new media featuring quiet people — the quietly bold, quietly cool people. Rather, it serves to highlight the broad range of other human strengths that often go unnoticed in quiet people. When she can, Cain brings her family along: her extroverted husband, Kenneth Cain, J. And that's one of the things that we really want to fix. Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking User Review - Dan Cogan - Goodreads Like many other reviewers, I read this book to get a better understanding of my own introversion. In 2014, Cain partnered with office design company Steelcase to create Susan Cain Quiet Spaces, with a range of architecture, furniture, materials and technology to empower introverts at work.
And you just get more humane interaction. It was recently shown that popular notions of introversion can be broken down into. Some wrote as if a burden had been lifted. For decades, introversion was looked at as something to overcome, almost like an illness. So for now, if you'd like to comment on this talk, please use Facebook, Twitter or G+ to discuss with your networks. But if the quiet revolution values self-knowledge as well as self-affirmation, then it matters that being quiet, shy and solitude-seeking does not entail the various other characteristics that are widely ascribed to introverts.
Julian is a kindred spirit, and I know so many of you out there are as well, so thank you for listening. Author Susan Cain wrote a best-seller that struck a chord by bringing attention to the oft-misunderstood introvert. They tend to be the ones to make peace and offer counsel. We communicated before you did your talk, Susan, because of your interest in quiet. You can listen to the audio interview, or read the transcript below. We caught up to discuss the role of quiet in our increasingly noisy world.
Classrooms and workplaces are designed around those who thrive amid the clatter and commotion of open office plans and brainstorming free-for-alls. In 2015, Cain co-founded , a mission-based company with initiatives in the areas of children parenting and education , lifestyle, and the workplace. In the aftermath of Quiet, introversion came suddenly into vogue. There were the yellers and screamers, and the bangers-on-the-table—and the steely quiet ones who stayed calm and waited. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Enjoy this unedited talk by Susan Cain.