Quiet, By Judith Warner Essay examples

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Susan Cain, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law and former Wall Street lawyer, published her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking on January 24, 2012. Her book went on to become a New York Times Best Seller. In Quiet, Cain exposes the importance of introverts. Earlier that month, on January 13, 2015, Cain published an article entitled “The Rise of the New Groupthink.” The article is Cain’s book Quiet tremendously condensed. A month later, Judith Warner publishes a book review of Quiet entitled “Inside Intelligence.” Although there are overt differences of opinion between Cain and Warner, both authors advocate for the freedom to be an introvert. In “The Rise of the New Groupthink,” Cain exposes the significance of solitude. Cain presents and explains the benefits of working alone and introversion. She supports her stance by referring to influential historical figures that enjoyed solitude. Picasso, one of such historical figures, said “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible” (Cain 15). Cain’s foremost case is that of Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, a computer engineering mastermind, single-handedly developed the Apple 1. Together, Steve Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple. Wozniak preferred to work in solitude rather than a group. Cain refers to advice given by Wozniak in which he states “Work alone . . . Not on a committee. Not on a team” (16). She then cites various studies that support working as an individual.
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