Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have selected the six Spring Finalist books for the Next Big Idea Club.

The votes are in! Curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have selected the six Spring Finalist books for the Next Big Idea Club, a groundbreaking new book club for nonfiction lovers everywhere.

These six titles have already begun changing the way the world thinks, works, and gathers. To stay ahead of the curve and enjoy more cutting-edge ideas handpicked by these world-renowned curators, join the Next Big Idea Club today!

Spring Selections

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New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

One look at the success of Uber, Black Lives Matter, or the #MeToo movement, and it’s clear that we’re living in a new power world, say Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. Empowering, decentralized, and adaptable, it stands in stark contrast to old power, which is inaccessible, individualized, and jealously guarded. So for anyone hoping to tell a story that matters, fight for what’s right, and maybe even change the world, New Power is the essential playbook.


The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors that Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell

Many of the stereotypes we believe about CEOs are dead wrong, report Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell. In fact, the most successful CEOs are united not by their college degrees or lifelong ambition, but by a few specific behaviors that we can all incorporate into our lives—creating a major leg up at our first job, in the C-suite, and everywhere in between.

Spring Finalists

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The medical and scientific revolution around psychedelics is here, and #1 bestselling author Michael Pollan describes its fascinating consequences for life, death, and what it means to be human. He also takes a more experiential angle, explaining his own remarkable experiences with psychedelics and how they changed his perspective on himself and the world.

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The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

From business meetings to dinner parties, our gatherings are often lackluster and unproductive, says Priya Parker. But it doesn’t have to be this way—she reveals how to design each gathering around a distinct purpose and the people involved, creating memorable experiences of all kinds for work and play.

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Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life by Francesca Gino

Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino explains why rebels are not simply troublemakers or contrarians, but the drivers of innovation and reinvention. A dash of rebel talent may be just what we need to succeed at work, and live a more vital, engaged, fulfilling life.


Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow

The world is moving faster than ever, and physicist Leonard Mlodinow is here to help us thrive in it. By utilizing elastic thinking—a bottom-up cognitive style that frees our minds to be more adept at generating and incorporating novel ideas—we can unleash our creative potential, and open ourselves up to new paradigms and new heights of success.

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