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Susan Cain’s breakthrough research on introversion has been turned into another live animation video series (the first one was drawn by Molly Crabapple for RSA) and its gone viral! Composed by dwlFilms, the series features several episodes that have taken material from Cain’s bestselling book Quiet and turned it into an animated short feature. So far, the first episode has already gained over a million views! It’s no surprise that the video has become so popular given that Cain’s work on introversion has earned her many awards and accolades in the past year. Her TED talk has gained millions of views and even earned the stamp of approval from Bill Gates. Cain proposes that the introverted part of the population has vast potential, and that introverts make some of the most creative and effective leaders.
Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, the instant New York Times bestseller, was recently named the #1 business book of 2012 by Fast Company. Her TED Talk, found HERE, has already garnered over 3.2 million views.
"I can never decide if I’m an introvert or an extrovert. I need a lot of solitude, but I also need a fair amount of social interaction…I’ve noticed that I work best in an environment that strikes a balance: I often work in the study room of a library near my apartment, where I write undisturbed and in silence (you get in big trouble if your phone rings or you forget to mute the start-up tones on your laptop), but also surrounded by the quiet, industrious company of other people."
Author Gretchen Rubin, in an interview with Quiet: The Power of Introverts author Susan Cain. In her book, Cain argues not only that introverted traits are sorely under appreciated, but that most people fall somewhere on a sliding scale between introvert and extrovert.
"Introverts are responsible for some of humanity’s greatest achievements — from Steve Wozniak’s invention of the Apple computer to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. And these introverts did what they did not in spite of their achievements — but because of them."
Susan Cain, Lavin speaker and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, talking to the Financial Post.
Today in theNew York Times, Susan Cain, the bestselling author of Quiet and a self-confessed introvert, writes about how she prepared for her 2012 TED Talk, which drew a standing ovation: “I talked about my lifelong fear of public speaking, and about how I’d spent a year training in the style of a marathon runner to be the best and bravest speaker I could.”
Introversion meets truthiness! Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will visit the Colbert Report this Thursday. An instant New York Timesbestseller, Cain’s book examines the important but undervalued contributions of introverts, who make up a third of our population. Cain is an introvert herself. Stephen Colbert—or at least the “Colbert” character—is one of America’s more famous extroverts.