Susan Cain (Author)
Susan Cain is the author of: “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”
Before Cain became a writer, she practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric, and then worked as a negotiations consultant, training all kinds of people, from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college students negotiating their first salaries.
Here she talks about her new book with the folks at Forbes:
Cain also says in her website bio:
From all this you might guess that I’m a hardcore, wonderfully self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person, when in fact I’m just the opposite. I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. I like to think before I speak (softly).I’ve never given a speech without being terrified first, though I’ve given many. And somehow I know that everything I’ve ever accomplished, in love and in work, I owe to these traits, annoying though they may sometimes be. I’ve explored this paradox in my first book, “QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” which was released in January 2012.
I live on the banks of the Hudson River in an 1822 captain’s cottage with my beloved husband, sons, and magnolia trees. My favorite activities are reading, writing, lounging around cafés, and doing the mambo with my family. I use a lot of old-fashioned expressions. A few times a year, I try to like cooking. I’m insatiably curious about human nature."
Cain's book, “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” is available now.
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