The new season of the Next Big Idea Club is here!

After weeks of research and discussion, Next Big Idea Club curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have hand-picked the six most exciting new nonfiction books of the season! From this list of Finalists, they will soon select the two that Next Big Idea Club members will enjoy throughout the spring.

Without further ado, the Finalists are…

Loonshots-finalist

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

In Loonshots, physicist and biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals the inside stories behind some of the greatest technological and entrepreneurial breakthroughs of all time, offering tools to help all of us create and nurture the crazy ideas that change the world.

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The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

World-renowned business thinker Clayton M. Christensen teams up with coauthors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon to explain why previous efforts to help impoverished countries and ailing companies have failed, and lay out a new roadmap for achieving real and lasting prosperity.

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Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

In Brave New Work, leading business strategist Aaron Dignan describes why so many companies—both large and small, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley—suffer from the same frustrations, and offers concrete advice for structuring a smarter, more productive workplace.

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No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Consultant Liz Fosslien and designer Mollie West Duffy draw on behavioral economics, psychology, and more in this illustrated guide to expressing emotions at the office, finding greater fulfillment, and defining work-life balance on your own terms.

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How Change Happens

Renowned Harvard professor and former White House Administrator Cass Sunstein chronicles the different ways that social change happens, focusing on the role of social norms and how they shape everything from political division to mass cultural movements.

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The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

In The Goodness Paradox, biological anthropologist Richard Wrangham explains how we Homo sapiens came to be both the nicest and nastiest of species, bringing evolutionary and historical evidence to bear on our ever-present need for social tolerance.

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