A new season of the Next Big Idea Club has officially arrived.

Breaking news for the Next Big Idea Club—curators Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink have evaluated their list of six finalists and officially selected this season’s two featured books. The lucky winners are:

joyful

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

We are often told that happiness comes from within, that it’s a condition of our attitude, not our circumstances. But renowned designer Ingrid Fetell Lee is here to show us that there is much joy to be found in the world around us—if we know where to look. Backed by the latest psychological research, Joyful is a groundbreaking examination of how the small details of our environment have a huge impact on the way we think and feel. It’s also a guidebook, outlining how we can design our worlds to maximize our productivity, creativity, and, yes—joy.

farsighted

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

Whether we’re deciding where to move, when to switch jobs, or whom to marry, our lives are full of big decisions. But it’s these life-changing decisions that we’re least equipped to make, often settling for the choice that somehow just feels right. That’s why science historian and bestselling author Steven Johnson has written Farsighted, an in-depth exploration of the tools and techniques we can use to strategically tackle life’s big, tough decisions—and feel confident about the results.


The Next Big Idea Club is dedicated to helping the world learn faster, work smarter, and live better. Led by renowned curators Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Daniel Pink, the club delivers two groundbreaking, hand-picked books per season to its 5,000+ members around the world. Each book comes with a uniquely prepared set of insight videos, reading guides, and author interviews, virtual and in-person community access, plus the opportunity for members to engage with the author through live events and an online forum. And with each subscription, the club donates two books to students at under-resourced schools across America.

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