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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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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
Introducing WeCrashed

Introducing WeCrashed

2020-01-2900:05:364

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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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 Recruiter — Try it for free at ziprecruiter.com/bigideaSkillshare — Get two months free at skillshare.com/bigideaNative — For 20% off your first order visit native.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
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 for some of the world’s most successful companies, to help you have hard conversations in your relationships, engage people with different political viewpoints, and disagree with dignity.Join the conversation at NextBigIdeaClub.comand get an additional 10% off with promo code PODCAST.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Away — Visit awaytravel.com/bigidea and use the promo code BIGIDEA for $20 offZip Recruiter — Try it for free at ziprecruiter.com/bigideaSkillshare — Get two months for free by going to skillshare.com/bigideaNext 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
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
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
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
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
Introducing The Next Big Idea

Introducing The Next Big Idea

2019-10-0100:01:4011

The Next Big Idea premieres October 15th.
Comments (23)

Bruce Hrabak

dumb episode. repackage socialism and communism. gove everyone a grand a month and the market will just magically keep the same prices.....because it has worked so well for housing. 🤢

Feb 6th
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Steven Slater

the fact you have to bring race into this shows your true agenda. lame.

Jan 21st
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Bruce Hrabak

success: episode was horrible but a thought provoking series moody of the time. A elite professor answer to elite issues is send more kids to yale 😝. and if we're force less people tp be elite than more will be middleclass.... come on this episode was a strawman with no straw

Jan 9th
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Tevin Shadd

Commercial breaks were too frequent and jarring, disrupted the flow of the episode . Podcast is amazing though, easily an instant favorite

Nov 26th
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Rajesh Singh

There is noting new in the ideas on this podcast. The name is misleading. Just change it.

Nov 15th
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Rajesh Singh

Everything is bullshit here.

Nov 15th
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Rajesh Singh

This podcasts name is very misleading. Everything they talk is nothing related to title of this podcast.

Nov 15th
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Kathleen Fuller

It's a joy to listen to this! 😄

Nov 8th
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phil desoyjeb

In a passing sentence you grossly mischaracterized the contents of the Google memo by James Damore indicating that you did not read it. How are we now supposed to take this podcast as credible?

Nov 7th
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Nonya Business

Same old pyscobable crap I've heard in 1 format or another for 40 years. Far from the next big idea just a bunch of recycled obvious concepts "curated" by a "club" of people trying to sell books. Nothing remotely new or interesting here folks.

Nov 2nd
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jesus avz

wow

Nov 1st
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Navya Acharya

mono ko

Oct 31st
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Stijn Mannaerts

Funny. In the podcast the speaker says "like linked in, where there are no ads". 2 seconds later the podcast sponsor talk states "advertise on linked in now" 🤔🤭😉

Oct 30th
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ThePowerranger23

the host needs to stop saying 'right' while the guest is talking!

Oct 24th
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Chathuraka Kannangara (CK)

thanks for this session. valuable stuff 👌

Oct 22nd
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R man

i didnot understand

Oct 21st
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x kitten

Such a great episode

Oct 16th
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Lucas Allen

too many ads and too culty with the self help stuff

Oct 16th
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Anindo De

This podcast really got me hooked. I hope this show include people from all spectrum like scientists, economist s, authors...

Oct 15th
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