The views expressed in this article are strictly those of Max Wideman.
Published here December 2012.

Introduction | Book Structure
What We Liked | Downside | Summary


To assemble this book, author Nancy Ancowitz, an introvert herself, evidently interviewed a large number of prominent people. Indeed, the book starts out with five pages of "People Who Have Shared Their Wisdom in This Book", listing some 66 names including some prominent individuals such as Warren Buffet and Bill Clinton. Interestingly, the list does not include an interview with Bill Gates, though Gates is mentioned in the text as an introvert.

Moreover, the advice proffered by the author throughout the book is frequently supported by quotes from these eminent people. However, we could not help feeling a certain degree of excessive "name dropping"[15] and, from a Canadian perspective, we found this a little tedious.

What We Liked  What We Liked

15. "Name dropping": The practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress the reader.
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