Today’s guest is Susan Cain. Through her new book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, she evangelizes the power of longing, sadness, and vulnerability for catalyzing beauty, innovation, and mental health.
You should know Susan because she is the author of the 2012 bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. This book validated the feelings of millions of introverts around the world.
LinkedIn named Susan the 6th Top Influencer in the world, and her TED talk, The Power of Introverts, has over 30 million views. This TED talk was a source of great anxiety for her, and she worked for six days with a speech coach to prepare for 18 minutes and 48 seconds.
In a nutshell, if you liked her work with introversion, you will adore Susan’s second book. What could be more valuable than learning how to turn longing, sadness, and vulnerability into beauty, innovation, and self-actualization?
Enjoy this interview with Susan Cain!
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You might enjoy Susan’s bittersweet playlist.
Susan’s new TED Talk with The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days accompanied by the splendid sounds of violinist Min Kym.
Susan mentions this social post that I made eleven years ago at the end of the interview. Her book Quiet stayed on the New York Times Best-Seller list for over seven years.
Transcript of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast with Susan Cain: