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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.
Lavin’s Susan Cain is featured in this week’sTimecover story on shyness—and for good reason! Her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will debut at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list this weekend. Susan’s book is a rebuff to the Extrovert Ideal, and a manifesto for the under-utilized strengths of the quieter third of the population.
Here’s Susan Cain in New York City, filming the trailer for her upcoming book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, the first major mainstream work on introversion. Though initially hesitant to actually star in the mini-movie, Cain, an introvert herself, finally relented: “I’ll stand in any spotlight for the sake of the Quiet Revolution. I’m already doing a ton of public speaking. Why not movie-making?” Quiet is out in January. An advanced review, in Kirkus, called it, “An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.”
"I had this idea that a corporate lawyer had to be bold and alpha and comfortable in the spotlight. And I quickly found out that was not true. Yes, that’s one way of being powerful, but there was a completely different constellation of traits that would also make you very powerful. Traits like listening carefully and asking questions and building alliances one on one behind the scenes with people."
Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking, on the Diane Rehm show on NPR, talking about being an introvert and working in law.