Modern society might favour the man of action over the man of contemplation, but Susan Cain argues for the latter.
Her 20-minute TED talk is a must-watch for those whose best ideas come quietly. In an endearing and concise presentation Susan stresses the importance of getting inside our own heads, which is oft lost in a 20th century 'culture of charisma' (as she so eloquently puts it).
After spending the past seven years working on new book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan's developed a more nuanced approach to thinking creatively and learning. She reckons the lonely sage on the mountain is just as important as the sales guy in the city, and we reckon she's onto something.