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  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Introverts receive disproportionate numbers of graduate degrees, National Merit Scholarship finalist positions, and Phi Beta Kappa keys. They outperform extroverts on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal test, an assessment of critical thinking widely used by businesses for hiring and promotion. They’ve been shown to excel at something psychologists call “insightful problem solving.”
    Note: ...or this
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Here are some of the things we know about the relative performance of introverts and extroverts at complex problem-solving. Extroverts get better grades than introverts during elementary school, but introverts outperform extroverts in high school and college. At the university level, introversion predicts academic performance better than cognitive ability. One study tested 141 college students’ knowledge of twenty different subjects, from art to astronomy to statistics, and found that introverts knew more than the extroverts about every single one of them.
    Note: Education Connection never told me this...
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    At about the same time I evaluated that portfolio of loans, I heard a story circulating on Wall Street about a competition among investment banks for a prestigious piece of business. Each of the major banks sent a squad of their top employees to pitch the client. Each team deployed the usual tools: spread sheets, “pitch books,” and PowerPoint presentations. But the winning team added its own piece of theatrics: they ran into the room wearing matching baseball caps and T-shirts emblazoned with the letters FUD, an acronym for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. In this case FUD had been crossed out...
    Note: 2008, everybody
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    In one fourth-grade classroom I visited, a big sign announced the “Rules for Group Work,” including, YOU CAN’T ASK A TEACHER FOR HELP UNLESS EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP HAS THE SAME QUESTION.
    Note: The death of "learn at your own pace."
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Even businesses that employ many artists, designers, and other imaginative types often display a preference for extroversion. “We want to attract creative people,” the director of human resources at a major media company told me. When I asked what she meant by “creative,” she answered without missing a beat. “You have to be outgoing, fun, and jazzed up to work here.”
    Note: THESAURUS, PLEASE
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    If Abraham Lincoln was the embodiment of virtue during the Culture of Character, then Tony Robbins is his counterpart during the Culture of Personality. Indeed, when Tony mentions that he once thought of running for president of the United States, the audience erupts in loud cheers.
    Note: Surely this won't inflate one's ego.
  • Anthony shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    The same dynamics apply in groups, where research shows that the voluble are considered smarter than the reticent—even though there’s zero correlation between the gift of gab and good ideas.
    Note: And I hosted radio shows...
  • Anthony shared from 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (1,000 Before You Die) by Tom Moon
    The reality-bites bent of that song prevails throughout The Soft Bulletin, which is quite possibly the most beautiful pop record of the 1990s.
    Note: Yep
  • Anthony shared from The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
    He clapped his right hand over the captive ball, spun it to find the seams. He cocked his arm, locked his eyes on Rick’s glove. His arm was moving forward, there wasn’t time to think, but he was thinking anyway, trying to decide whether to speed up his arm or slow it down. He could feel himself calibrating and recalibrating, adjusting and readjusting his aim, like an army sniper hopped up on foreign drugs. As soon as the ball left his hand he knew he’d messed up. Rick O’Shea tried to scoop it out of the dirt, but it hit the heel of his glove and skittered away. Henry turned his back to...
    Note: KNOBLAUCH TIME
  • Anthony shared from You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts by Cracked.com
    “COLOR doesn’t matter; it’s what’s inside that counts.” “Love is color-blind.” “There’s no black and white; everything is just shades of gray.” Phrases like these dismiss the influence of color, but that’s not what science says: Science thinks colors are screwing with your head pretty much 24-7.
    Note: DON'T MIND ME, @LISA KRESTYNICK, JUST BEING INNOVATIVE AND INTRIGUING YOU.
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