Bestselling Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts
Susan Cain believes society dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts. In her bestselling book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, and in her record-smashing TED talk, Cain explores ways to tap-in to the quieter contingent — in the workplace, the classroom, and elsewhere — whose input we can’t afford to waste.
Quiet was an instant New York Times bestseller. It has been translated into 40 languages, is now in its seventh year on the New York Times bestseller list, and was the #1 book of the year by Fast Company. Fast Company also called Cain one of the “most creative people in business”, while Inc magazine named her one of the “world’s top 50 leadership and management experts” and LinkedIn named her the “sixth top influencer in the world.” In 2016, she released her second bestselling book Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of Introverts.
Cain’s record-smashing TED Talk set a first-week record with over a million views, and has now been seen more than 30 million times. Bill Gates called it one of his all-time favourite talks. As a speaker, Cain’s clients have included Microsoft, Google, the US Treasury, the US Naval Academy, the S.E.C., Harvard University, Yale University, Johnson & Johnson, and the International Women’s Forum, among many others.
A graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, Cain is the recipient of several awards, including Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
Cain is one of the minds behind the Next Big Idea Book Club, which she helped launch in partnership with Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink. Each season, they showcase two ground-breaking books that you need to read with all proceeds donated in support of children’s literacy programs.