Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink have selected their top nonfiction books of the year.
The year is over, and the results are in. World-renowned authors Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink searched far and wide for the best new nonfiction books of 2018, which they featured in their rapidly-growing Next Big Idea Club. Below you’ll find all eight official selections—plus the introduction for each book’s series of Insight Videos. Sign up now to watch more!
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
Bestselling author Daniel Coyle breaks down the key habits and mindsets that make the world’s most productive, cohesive groups function, culminating in a groundbreaking leadership playbook for the 21st century.
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
World-class runner Alex Hutchinson dives into the latest science of endurance and offers tips for helping us perform at our best—no matter if we’re at an athletic event or powering through a late night at the office.
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You
Along with co-author Jeremy Heimans, renowned philanthropist Henry Timms writes that this age of social media, crowdfunding, and movements like #MeToo is an age of new power, and he explains how to harness it to make positive change in the world.
The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders
Following their breakthrough study of over 2,600 leaders, Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell overturn the myths about what it takes to get to the top—and offer guidelines for succeeding once you’re there.
Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive
To keep up with a changing world, we have to keep learning. By combining research from both operations and behavioral psychology, UNC business school professor Bradley R. Staats outlines how we can learn better and faster—without getting in our own way.
Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America
Recent college grad and beloved TED speaker Zachary R. Wood tells the remarkable story of his upbringing, and describes what he has learned about staying open to diverse, challenging opinions in today’s politically charged world.
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
The way our surroundings look and feel have a measurable impact on our productivity, creativity, and more writes designer Ingrid Fetell Lee. She then explains which small changes to our homes and workspaces can help maximize our sense of well-being.
Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most
Whether we’re deciding where to move or whom to marry, we often struggle with life’s big, tough decisions. So science historian Steven Johnson is here to offer specific techniques and strategies we can use to make the best choices possible.