Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a non-fiction book written by Susan Cain, where she argues that introvert people and their achievements often are under-valued in modern society compared to extroverts who are more comfortable promoting themselves. She discusses the problems that are associated with this structure, like wasted talent, energy and happiness. In the book, we also get to meet a set of successful introverts who share their methods for thriving in a world of extroverts.
The Art of War is a Chinese military strategy guide written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC. Sun Tzu was a military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, all focusing on different aspects of warfare. It is the most famous of China’s Seven Military Classics, and it has had an influence on not only military thinking but also business tactics, legal strategy and more all around the world.
Blinks builds on research in psychology and behavioral studies, to dissect what happens when we make decisions. The author describes the main subject of his book as “thin-slicing”: our ability to gauge what is really important from a very narrow period of experience. This is an idea that spontaneous decisions are often as good as or even better than carefully planned and considered ones.