Susan Cain

In an increasingly social world, Susan Cain shifts our focus to help us reconsider the role of introverts, outlining their many strengths and vital contributions. Like A Whole New Mind and Stumbling on Happiness, Cains book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking, is a paradigm-changing lodestar that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts. You would think Cain, a Princeton and Harvard Law School-educated author, would be your typical, self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person; in fact, she's just the opposite. She'd rather read than socialize, and she thinks before she speaks (softly). But far from considering these disadvantageous traits, Cain owes her success to them. [+]