Susan Cain says our culture holds a decided bias toward the "extrovert ideal" and dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts. No longer. In her bestselling book, Quiet, and in her record-smashing TED talk, Cain shows us how to change the way we work, lead, and teach in order to tap the abundant strengths of the quieter half of the population. Introverts of the world, unite!
Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts, who comprise a third to a half of every workplace and classroom, and whose natural talents we can no longer afford to waste. Quiet is an instant New York Times bestseller, has been translated into 30 languages, and is one of the most talked about books of 2012. Cain's TED talk, meanwhile, garnered a standing ovation and smashed a first-week record with over a million views. It's since passed two million views. Fast Company writes that Cain's extraordinary efforts have “galvanized a movement against society's blanket favoritism toward loud-talking, brainstorm-favoring extroverts.”
Susan Cain is a Princeton and Harvard Law School-educated author and speaker. You might think that she would be your typical, self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person; in fact, she's just the opposite. She'd rather read than socialize, and she thinks before she speaks (softly). But far from considering these disadvantageous traits, she owes her success to them. Susan Cain has shared her insights with Google, Microsoft, and the US Treasury.
Cain has practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like General Electric, and was a negotiations consultant, where she trained everyone from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college grads navigating their first jobs. She has used her time in corporate boardrooms, together with her experience as both a student and teacher of negotiation, to create uniquely informative talks.