The break-up of the Soviet Union plunged the Russian people into a state of chaos. The ‘shock therapy’ that Russia’s economy went through turned the country on its head, as it experienced wild and immediate privatisation with little regulation. Everything was for sale. Everything. An interesting but dangerous time to be an entrepreneur…
The introvert/extrovert divide is the most fundamental dimension of personality. However, even though over a third of us are on the introverted side, it is extroverts who are often championed and admired. In 2012, Susan Cain published a book that changed the way we view introversion. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking became an international best-seller. It has been credited as one of the most important books published in a decade; is has changed lives, and kick-started a ‘Quiet Revolution’. Cain’s message is that a quiet approach, if used correctly, is a powerful force. Drawing on ideas from Susan Cain’s work, this talk will challenge some of the misconceptions about introversion.
Listen below and find out where you sit on the introvert/extrovert spectrum (you might be surprised). It could make you see yourself, and others, in a whole new light. Suitable for introverts, extroverts and ambiverts alike!
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