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The author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Crown, 2012), Susan Cain discusses her bestselling book with Joseph Planta.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. (Crown, 2012)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Already a New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a wonderful book about the advantages that introverts have in a world that considers being an extrovert the basis and idea of success. We’ve grown up in a world where extroverts are lauded for their outgoing personalities, seen as more social, successful, or smarter. In this book, Susan Cain argues that the introverts draw their own unique strength thanks to reflection, persistence and sensitivity. It’s a compelling book, and its author joins me now. Susan Cain has been on a whirlwind tour promoting this book. I’ll ask her what that’s been like because despite being a former attorney on Wall Street, Ms. Cain is a self-proclaimed introvert. She’s been on dozens of high profile broadcasts already and this past week gave a talk a TED. More than recounting her own experiences, Susan Cain also draws on significant research in the fields of neurobiology and psychology. She reflects on ideal work spaces: do we go we get away from open office concepts? How should our classrooms be organised? There’s just much to talk to Ms. Cain about. The book is published by Crown. Her website is at www.thepowerofintroverts.com. She joins me from her home in the Hudson River Valley. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Susan Cain; Ms. Cain, good morning.

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