Susan Cain – TED2012

Susan Cain – TED2012

Amazing TED talk on introversion/leadership/creativity.

First, it’s great to see a self-proclaimed introvert give such an amazing TED talk and to also receive a standing ovation.

Second, I agree on so many levels, from our “cultural inheritance” of a bias towards extroversion in institutions such as school and work, to her several examples of introverted transformational leaders, influential artists, and prolific thinkers, including her own grandfather!

Third, I’m married to an introvert and I have witnessed countless occurrences of her frustration for always “speaking too softly” in restaurants, over the phone, and pretty much any other time she has to talk to strangers.

TED Blog Article

It’s OK to eat alone: Q&A with Susan Cain

By far the most viewed talk from TED2012 was given by an introvert who doesn’t like talking. Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, quietly and powerfully delivered a call to action: take introverts seriously and understand what they can do in the right environment.”


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