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‘Am I a Chameleon?’ | A Children’s Story About Shyness

Hi all — please check out this Kickstarter campaign by Kathryn Harper for a lovely children’s book about shyness. 


Books I Couldn’t Put Down | A List by @SusanCain

Don’t you love that feeling when you’re so engrossed in a book that you’d rather read it than do anything else? I find this state is not so easy to come by, even for an avid reader like me. So here are some of my favorites in the page-turner category.


To Sell is Human

You probably wouldn’t expect me to kick off 2013 by recommending a book about sales, but I’ve found that pretty much everything bestselling author Dan Pink writes is funny and fascinating. So too his just-released book, TO SELL IS HUMAN: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. This is not a book about sleazy car-dealer sales […]


What to Read This Weekend (The Great Ward Sutton, and the Latest from the Quiet Media Blitz)

Hi everyone, Writing this from the plane — I’m finally returning to my family after a few days on the West Coast. If you were in the San Francisco airport early this morning, I was the one hauling gigantic, bleeping, honking toy garbage trucks through the terminal. The batteries from this trip’s batch of presents […]


Three Ways to Celebrate the Quiet Revolution

Hi everyone, Today is launch day! Six years in the making, my book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, is finally being released into the world. Please join me in the grand unleashing of the QUIET Revolution. To mark the occasion, here are three ways to celebrate: 1) Take […]


What to Read/Listen to this Weekend

Hi everyone, Longtime readers of this blog know that I’ve been crazy about TED talks from the moment I discovered them a few years ago. So I am incredibly honored to announce that I’ve been invited to give a TED talk on introversion this February, at the TED conference in Long Beach, California! To mark […]


Reading Ideas for the Weekend: Signs of a Quiet Revolution

Hi everyone, For this weekend, I’d like to share the signs I see everywhere of a QUIET Revolution. Here are three particularly interesting ones, in written form: 1. “The Joy of Quiet,” by Pico Iyer: Wildly popular essay in the New York Times by the always-thoughtful Iyer. 2. “Solitude and Leadership,” by William Deresiewicz: One […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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