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The Next Big Idea

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Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.
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Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

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Episodes

POWER: Why You Have More Than You Think

12/3/2019
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Colleges, businesses, and bureaucracies have long operated on an "old power" model — rigid hierarchies that rule from the top down. But Henry Timms says that paradigm is going extinct. In his book, "New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World — and How to Make It Work for You," Timms argues there's another force emerging. It's transparent, collaborative — and it's going to embolden all of us to change the world from the bottom up. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Peloton...

Duration:00:45:12

PERCEPTION: Why What You See Is Not Reality

11/26/2019
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What you see is what you get, right? Nope. In his mind-bending new book, "The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes," Don Hoffman argues that what we see, smell, touch, and taste are illusions. Reality, he says, is just an interface, like a computer desktop, built by our brains to conceal complexity. Hoffman offers us the red pill and invites us into "The Matrix" — the surreal, flickering, unreliable "real" world. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip...

Duration:00:50:09

UNCENSORED: What Free Speech Debates Teach Us About Empathy

11/19/2019
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As a college student, Zachary Wood ignited a national debate when he invited controversial speakers — anti-feminists, climate-change deniers, and self-proclaimed racists — to lecture on campus. Critics accused him of promoting dangerous ideas. But in his new memoir, "Uncensored," Wood argues that we can develop empathy and understanding by engaging with opposing viewpoints. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Daily Harvest — Go to dailyharvest.com and enter code BIGIDEA for $25 off your...

Duration:00:48:35

CONFLICT: How to Have More Productive Disagreements

11/12/2019
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Have you ever had one of those arguments — whether with a friend or a colleague, a loved one or a perfect stranger — that you both vehemently disagree, and it boils your blood? Too often these days, arguments with people we disagree with feel impossible. We never solve anything but seem to succeed in hurting someone’s feelings. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? In his forthcoming book, “Why Are We Yelling?: The Art of Productive Disagreement” (Nov. 19), Buster Benson, who has worked...

Duration:00:45:17

JOYFUL: Why Ordinary Objects Can Make You Extraordinarily Happy

11/5/2019
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Conventional wisdom tells us that real joy comes from within: from exercise or meditation, acts of service or the way we look at the world—pretty much anything except material possessions. But author/designer Ingrid Fetell Lee offers a different opinion in her book, "Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness." Lee tells Next Big Idea Club curator Adam Grant that there's tangible evidence of the powerful relationship between the way we feel and the...

Duration:00:43:24

CODERS: The Invisible Architects That Shape Our Lives

10/29/2019
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Our world is awash in code, and those zeroes and ones aren't as impersonal as you might think. In his new book, "Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World," journalist Clive Thompson provides an up-close look at the "invisible architects" of our digital age, revealing the ways they're shaping our society for better and worse. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius — Go to Policygenius.com to get quotes and apply in minutes. LinkedIn — Visit...

Duration:00:42:45

RACIAL BIAS: Why We Have It and What We Can Do About It

10/22/2019
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Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt has spent years studying how racial bias affects all of us — yes, all — in ways we don't realize. In her new book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do,” Eberhardt explains how bias shapes our perception, our decisions, and our culture. She tells Next Big Idea Club curator Dan Pink what we can do about it. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at...

Duration:00:44:34

INDISTRACTABLE: Staying Focused in a World of Distractions

10/15/2019
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Nir Eyal’s last book, “Hooked,” taught Silicon Valley how to make addictive technology. In his new book, “Indistractable,” he gives you the tools to take back control of your attention and your life. Join the conversation at NextBigIdeaClub.com. Get an additional 10% off with promo code PODCAST. Support us by supporting our sponsors! LinkedIn — Get a free $100 ad credit by going to LinkedIn.com/BigIdea Audible — Visit Audible.com/BigIdea or text BIGIDEA to 500500 to start your 30day...

Duration:00:46:27

RANGE: Why Generalists Succeed in a Specialists’ World

10/15/2019
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You know Malcolm Gladwell's “10,000-Hour Rule.” But did you know that, according to David Epstein, it doesn't work? That's what Epstein argues in his new book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World.” In this episode, Malcom Gladwell talks with Epstein about why a broad range of experience in life is actually the best way to find success. Join the conversation at NextBigIdeaClub.com and get an additional 10% off with promo code PODCAST. Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:48:38

Introducing The Next Big Idea

10/1/2019
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The Next Big Idea premieres October 15th.

Duration:00:01:40