Books June 6, 2012
Susan Cain On How Introverts Are Changing The World

Susan Cain's new book, 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking', celebrates those least likely to speak up for themselves. In this clip, she talks about how certain behaviors that might be seen as introverted are gaining ground with all types of people.

She's in the red chair tonight, along with journalist Andrew Coyne and marine activist Ric O'Barry.

On the rise of meditation:
We're starting to see it now, there really is a cultural trend where people are hungering for silence and for solitude, and for more simplicity because I think that part of people has not been fed.

On the popularity of texting:
I think part of the reason texting is so popular is that it's a way of to connect with people without having to be on. It's asynchronous communication, you're not looking at the person at the time, and we all crave that a little bit.



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