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The Courage of Naomi Wolf

Lately I’ve been fascinated by the question of moral courage: what it is, who possesses it. So often we see courage right under our noses, and fail to recognize it. I think that’s the case with Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and, more recently, Vagina. Wolf has made a career of speaking her truth. Time [...]


“You Can Approach Life With Both Fierceness and Grace”: An Interview with Brene Brown

I had the good fortune to meet Brene Brown last March when we both spoke at TED, and she instantly became one of my favorite people. She is warm and wise and very, very funny. (Check out her two TED talks and see what I mean.) For now, I can’t wait to read her new book, [...]


Adele, the Introvert? (Plus, More News from the QUIET Media Blitz)

Hi everyone, Take a look at this Anderson Cooper interview of Adele, on her discomfort with fame — and her stage fright: (Plenty of extroverts suffer stage fright too, of course, and some introverts love the stage — but see what you think.) “Adele: I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really [...]

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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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