One of the very first articles I came across when I officially began gathering resources for my business was Jonathan Rauch’s “Caring for Your Introvert.” Published in 2003 in The Atlantic, the article really hit home in its directness about what it meant to be an introvert. I also loved that Jonathan used humor and an ever-so-slightly snarky edge to get his message across. It was refreshing and intelligent, and spurred such a big response that follow-up articles were written over the years.
It’s really a pleasure to welcome Jonathan to this edition of The Introvert Entrepreneur podcast, where we catch up on what’s happened since that article ran in 2003. He is a contributing editor of The Atlantic and National Journal and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. We cover a lot of ground in a short period of time, including what he thinks about the evolution of the introvert revolution, whether introverts and geeks are synonymous, and using humor to communicate the introvert message.