The Power of Introverts
Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant – and a self-described introvert. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, notes Cain in her new book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society – from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership.
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert.
But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Our world prizes extroverts – but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative.