Before she became a writer, Susan Cain practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like Goldman Sachs and General Electric. In her negotiation consultancy, Susan’s clients have included Merrill Lynch, Shearman & Sterling, One Hundred Women in Hedge Funds, and many more. She went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
In her book, Quiet, she notes that at least one-third of the people we know are introverts. Introverts are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.
Below is her TED talk from February 2012.
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