This is an emerging area of diversity awareness that corporations, schools, parents and all of us should pay attention to. Her message, in short:
we are squandering the gifts of introverts by forcing them to learn, work and live in ways that short-circuit their natural abilities.
Others have written about introversion, but no one else captures the what, why and how the US became a culture with a core value of extroversion like Susan Cain. Her clear call to action is to reconsider the requirement for constant collaboration.
Her TED talk and engaging book will help us understand and benefit from the introverts in our lives.