Cain Susan

  • Anglais Quiet

    Cain Susan

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
    Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.
    Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in soltude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert."
    This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

  • La solitude n'est pas à la mode. Ni les introvertis. Le monde des affaires et de la culture appartient à ceux qui parlent haut. L'homme idéal est sociable, a le goût du risque, sait travailler en équipe. Le discret, le timide est presque suspect, son caractère n'est pas adapté à notre monde. L'essentiel est de n'être jamais seul. Susan Cain a mené une enquête passionnante sur l'histoire et les raisons de cette domination. Comment l'extraverti a-t-il progressivement pris le pouvoir ? Comment est-on passé d'une « culture de caractère » à une « culture de personnalité » ? Elle démontre avec des exemples, Chopin, Darwin, Gandhi, Gates, Wozniac..., et en puisant dans les dernières recherches des psychologues, des anthropologues, des sociologues..., comment la créativité des introvertis rayonne sur les entreprises, les arts et même la politique. Non, le brainstorming ne donne pas de meilleurs résultats que le travail solitaire. Non, les banques dirigées par des chefs charismatiques ne génèrent pas des résultats supérieurs à celles animées par les patrons plus discrets. Non, les grandes avancées politiques n'ont pas été réalisées par les plus forts en gueule... Susan Cain prouve même le contraire. Elle s'appuie aussi sur des examens du fonctionnement du cerveau qui tendent à prouver que les introvertis recherchent le calme, car ils enregistrent les stimulations du monde extérieur avec une intensité accrue. Elle rassemble aussi des conseils pour les parents et les professeurs qui ont à faire à des enfants introvertis afin de les aider à profiter de leur sensibilité et à ne pas les faire tomber dans une certaine tendance à la victimisation. 30 à 50 % de la population occidentale serait composée d'introvertis. Le livre de Susan Cain nous apprend à mieux les comprendre.
    Traduit de l'anglais par Marie de Prémonville
     

  • Anglais Quiet

    Susan Cain

    In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
    Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • Anglais Quiet Power

    Susan Cain

    Based on the monumental bestseller Quiet, this new version focuses on the strengths and challenges of being an introverted kid
    Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace; this book focuses on kids--school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. It also features Susan Cain's own story. There's even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

  • The highly anticipated follow-up to the sensational bestseller Quiet - empowering introverted children, teens and young adults
    Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. She inspired millions of people, and permanently changed the way we see introverts - and the way introverts see themselves. Now she takes the Quiet Revolution to a younger audience.Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, Quiet Power is full of examples from school, family life and friendship, applying the breakthrough discoveries of Quiet to readers that so badly need them.This insightful, accessible and empowering book is eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike. Unlock your hidden superpower and give yourself the tools to make a mark - in your own quiet way.

  • The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens
    Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.
    The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world--school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers.
    This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

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