If you secretly wonder if your soulmate is out there -- even though you're in a great relationship -- we have news: There's nothing wrong with you. Author Susan Cain explains what this longing reveals about us and about being human.Continue reading
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Susan Cain's new book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (Crown, 2022), reveals the power of a bittersweet, even melancholic, outlook on life, and why our culture has been so blind to its value. She is the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking, which is in its eighth year on The New York Times bestseller list and was named the best book of 2012 by Fast Company. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Her viral TED Talk, "The power of introverts," has been viewed more than 30 million times, making it one of the most popular of all time.
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What’s the difference between shyness and introversion? And how can companies help introverts thrive? A Q&A with Susan Cain
In this overscheduled, overstimulating world, it’s no surprise that many of us feel like introverts at some point during our days. In an excerpt from The TED Interview podcast, writer Susan Cain talks about how workplaces can better support people's quieter side and what helped her conquer her fear of public speaking.Continue reading
The stage is set for TEDSummit 2019: A Community Beyond Borders! During the opening session, speakers and performers explored themes of competition, political engagement and longing — and celebrated the TED communities (representing 84 countries) gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland to forge TED’s next chapter. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 1: Weaving Community, hosted by Bruno […]Continue reading