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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 sponsors!ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter.com/BigIdeaAway — For $20 off an Away suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com and use the promo code BIGIDEAQuartz — To get 50% off your first year membership, go to QZ.com, click become a member, and enter the code BIGIDEANext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
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/BigIdeaAudible — Visit Audible.com/BigIdea or text BIGIDEA to 500500 to start your 30day Audible trialNative — For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeoderant.com and use promo code BIGIDEANext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
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 first box.LinkedIn Marketing — Visit linkedin.com/bigidea to receive a free $100 ad credit.Next Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
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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 ZipRecruiter.com/bigideaDaily Harvest — Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code BIGIDEA $25 off your first boxNext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
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 objects that surround us, and she explains how we can harness that relationship to live healthier, happier lives.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter — Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/BIGIDEAAudible — To get a 30-day trial, visit audible.com/BIGIDEAPeloton — Go to OnePeloton.com and use the code BIGIDEA to get $100 off accessoriesNext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
Andrew Yang has a pretty bleak vision for the future. The way he sees it, we’re staring down the barrel of a techno-apocalypse. Robots will replace millions of workers. Income inequality will skyrocket. And social isolation will become the new normal. But Yang has a big idea he thinks can stave off disaster. It’s called universal basic income — a $1,000 check in the mail each month, no strings attached. Yang’s been pushing this magic bullet for a long time, first in his book, “The War on Normal People,” and now as he campaigns for president. But would it really make a difference, and is it even realistic? Andrew Yang makes his case to Rufus Griscom in front of a live audience in New York City.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Bombas — Visit bombas.com/bigidea for 20% off your first purchase.The Next Big Idea Club — Want a free copy of Andrew Yang's "The War on Normal People"? Go to nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and use promo code NORMAL.
How will the pandemic change the way we organize our days? Our sense of purpose? Our commitments to others? So many questions! Who better to answer than Next Big Idea Club curator Daniel Pink, author of six books about motivation, leadership, and the changing nature of work.Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Next Big Idea Club — Go to www.nextbigideaclub.com/podcast for three months free!Great Courses Plus — Get a free month at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/bigidea
Last season, author/designer Ingrid Fetell Lee taught us about joy spotting. It’s the practice of going out into the world and finding ordinary objects that make you feel extraordinarily happy. But what about when you can’t leave the house? Well, it turns out joy lurks in all sorts of unexpected places — you just have to know where to look.Be sure to check out Ingrid’s website, the Aesthetics of Joy: https://www.aestheticsofjoy.com/Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Next Big idea Club — Go to NextBigIdeaClub.com/podcast to get three free monthsGrammarly — Visit grammarly.com/bigidea for 20% off Grammarly premium
We all face fork-in-the-road moments in our lives. In his 2005 bestseller “Blink,” Next Big Idea Club curator (and this episode’s guest interviewer) Malcolm Gladwell famously argued that snap judgments can be just as effective as meticulous planning. In this lively conversation, author Steven Johnson (“Farsighted”) disagrees, arguing that big, complex decisions require careful thought and scenario-building.Support us by supporting our sponsors!NetSuite — Go to netsuite.com/bigidea for a free product tour
Why is it so hard to break bad habits and replace them with good ones? You may think it all comes down to willpower. But social psychologist Wendy Wood says that if you really want to change your life, then you need to tap into your unconscious mind. Wood, who’s just written a book called “Good Habits, Bad Habits,” chats with Next Big Idea Club curator and host of TED’s Work Life Podcast Adam Grant about harnessing the science of habit formation to make positive changes that last.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/bigideaNext Big Idea Club — Want a free copy of Wendy Wood's book? Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and enter the promo code HABITS
The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?Subscribe today: wondery.fm/wecrashedNBI
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 Tread — Go to onepeloton.com and use code BIGIDEA for $100 off accessoriesNext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News. Coronavirus is continuing to spread and Americans are relying on the healthcare system to save them if they get sick. But what if you’re one of the 30 million Americans who are uninsured? In this week’s episode, Trymaine Lee talks with Phil McCausland, national reporter for NBC News, about his reporting on the healthcare gap in North Carolina and the patients and providers hoping the system can survive this outbreak. We also hear from Penny Wingard. As a breast cancer survivor, she’s immunocompromised and facing uncertainty about how to get proper care without health insurance coverage. In Charlotte, North Carolina, where Penny is from, federally funded community health centers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic for the uninsured. The toll that coronavirus is taking, both on the patients and the centers’ operations, may be irreversible. Subscribe to Into America now: https://link.chtbl.com/7BcTGqT3?sid=description 
Roses are red, violets are blue, and Malcolm Gladwell has written yet another bestseller. It's called "Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know," and it's all about the perils of trusting people we don't really know. Gladwell, who's also a Next Big Idea Club curator, tells us what cuban spies, Bernie Madoff, and Malcolm’s naked father can teach us about the mysteries of strangers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Policy Genius — Go to policygenius.com to get quotes and apply in minutesAway — Visit awaytravel.com/bigideaSkillshare — Go to Skillshare.com/BIGIDEA to try two months for freeNext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
What kinds of bold thinking might lead us out of this pandemic? In this lively conversation, Steven Johnson and Rufus Griscom talk about the innovations that are paving the way. Steven is the author of numerous books and hosts "Fighting Coronavirus," a podcast about heroism, collaboration, and invention on the frontlines of the battle against this pandemic.To listen to “Fighting Coronavirus” click here: https://wondery.com/shows/fighting-coronavirus/And be sure to check out Steven’s other podcast, “American Innovations”: https://wondery.com/shows/american-innovations/Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Next Big idea Club — Go to NextBigIdeaClub.com/podcast to get three free months.
In “The Art of Gathering,” conflict resolution specialist Priya Parker writes that “Every gathering is an opportunity to create a world we wish existed.” But sometimes we have to make do with the world we’ve got. She tells Rufus that we don’t have to be in the same place to come together in meaningful ways.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Great Courses — Get a free month at thegreatcoursesplus.com/bigideaThe Next Big Idea Club — Join for free for three months at nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler has never felt comfortable with an economic system that values short-term profits over long-term human needs. In a quarantine conversation with host Rufus Griscom, he shares his ideas for moving from a me/now world to one that cares about us and the future.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Freshbooks — To get a free 30-day trial, go to freshbooks.com/ideaMack Weldon — For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and enter promo code BIGIDEAThe Next Big Idea Club — Go to nextbigideaclub.com/podcast to get three free months
In this episode, we’re peering into the future with Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler. He’s got a new book out called “This Could Be Our Future,” and it’s all about transforming our world into a more kind and generous place.By the way, we’re taking next week off. The Next Big Idea returns with new episodes on January 7th!Support us by supporting our sponsors!Native — For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use the promo code BIGIDEA during checkout.The Next Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. To get a free copy of "This Could Be Our Future," visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and use the code FUTURE.
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact.  The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships.Subscribe today at: wondery.fm/nextbigideaSOG
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 LinkedIn.com/BIGIDEA for a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit to launch your first campaign.Skillshare — Go to Skillshare.com/BIGIDEA to start your two months now.Next Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast
Kevin Hart opens up about what it means to win, grow your intellect, and empower others on this week's episode of The School of Greatness.The School of Greatness, hosted by bestselling author Lewis Howes, features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships. Get ready to learn the wisdom, skills, and tools to write your own story.Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/SchoolOfGreatnessNBI
Most of us are taught that hard work and talent are the keys to getting ahead. Turns out it’s not so easy. In his new book, “The Meritocracy Trap,” Yale professor Daniel Markovits says meritocracy isn’t leveling the playing field. Instead, it’s a pretense for concentrating privilege and intensifying inequality. He tells us the time has come to redesign the workplace, reinvent higher education, and reimagine meritocracy so it actually works for everyone.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Daily Harvest — Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code BIGIDEA to get $25 off your first box!Audible — Get three months of Audible for just $6.95 a month. Visit audible.com/BIGIDEANetsuite — Schedule your free demo at NetSuite.com/BIGIDEANext Big Idea Club — The best books of the year delivered to your door. Visit nextbigideaclub.com/podcast and enter promo code MERIT to a get a free copy of The Meritocracy Trap!
What do the Buddha, John F. Kennedy, Mr. Rogers, and Leonardo da Vinci all have in common? The ability to be still and tune out the busy, buzzing drone of modern life. Ryan Holiday, the author of “Stillness Is the Key,” shares his tips for slowing down, calming your mind and body, and accessing the tranquility deep inside.This is the last episode of season one. Thanks for listening! The Next Big Idea will return on April 21st.Support us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter — Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/bigideaMack Weldon — For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com and use the promo code BIGIDEANext Big Idea Club — Want a free copy of "Stillness Is the Key"? Visit NextBigIdeaClub.com/podcast and use promo code STILL
Why do so many of our get-togethers feel awkward and unproductive? Priya Parker, author of “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters,” says it’s because most of us don’t know how to transform stuffy events—from conferences to tedious family dinners to office holiday parties—into memorable gatherings full of moments to savor. Parker shares the secrets of being a good host, lessons everyone can learn from Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding, and tips for revolutionizing your next business meeting.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Daily Harvest — Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code BIGIDEA to get $25 off your first boxNetsuite — Schedule your free demo at netsuite.com/bigidea
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Started
Oct 1st, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 28th, 2020
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38 minutes
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