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What if engaging with great ideas could become one of your daily habits? What if some of the best tips for living better and working smarter were served up with your morning coffee, a hit of motivation guaranteed to start your day right? That’s the idea behind “The Next Big Idea Daily.” We work with hundreds of non-fiction authors — experts in productivity, creativity, leadership, communication, and other fields — boil down their big ideas into bite-sized chunks, and then offer you one each morning.

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

What if engaging with great ideas could become one of your daily habits? What if some of the best tips for living better and working smarter were served up with your morning coffee, a hit of motivation guaranteed to start your day right? That’s the idea behind “The Next Big Idea Daily.” We work with hundreds of non-fiction authors — experts in productivity, creativity, leadership, communication, and other fields — boil down their big ideas into bite-sized chunks, and then offer you one each morning.

    "Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer" by Steven Johnson

    "Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer" by Steven Johnson

    Today, friend-of-the-pod Steven Johnson stops by to share a few big ideas from his recent book "Extra Life," which President Obama praised for offering readers "a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives."
    • If you enjoy this episode, check out the audio essay we made with Steven. It's called "Immortality: A User's Guide"

    • 13 min
    "Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully" by Elaine Lin Hering

    "Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully" by Elaine Lin Hering

    Have you ever been afraid to speak up? You're not alone, says Elaine Lin Hering, a lecturer at Harvard Law School. But your silence has repercussions for you and those around you. Today, Elaine is here to help you summon the courage to say what's on your mind.

    • 17 min
    "Which Way Is North: A Creative Compass for Makers, Marketers, and Mystics" by Will Cady

    "Which Way Is North: A Creative Compass for Makers, Marketers, and Mystics" by Will Cady

    To close out the week, let's hear from Reddit's Global Brand Ambassador, Will Cady, who has a few surprising tips for unlocking your creativity.
    • Don't miss our event with Scott Galloway on April 22nd in New York City. Tickets are going fast! Grab yours at nextbigideaclub.com/events and use the code PODCAST for 50% off

    • 12 min
    "The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself: The Power of Rhetoric in Polarized Times" by Robin Reames

    "The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself: The Power of Rhetoric in Polarized Times" by Robin Reames

    Robin Reames grew up in a fundamentalist Christian, white, and very conservative family in the Deep South. "Up until about my late adolescence and early adulthood," she says, "I more or less believed that the polarized view of the world that dominated my subculture was true. They are the bad guys. We are the good guys." But things changed when she went away to college and discovered rhetoric. That ancient art ultimately showed her how everything from disagreements with her parents to the polarized politics of our time — and even to the way that we think about truth itself — are propelled by the power of words. Robin, who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, joins us today to share a few key insights from her new book, "The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself."

    • 17 min
    "The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and the Next World War" by Jim Sciutto

    "The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and the Next World War" by Jim Sciutto

    In this episode, CNN anchor and chief national security analyst Jim Sciutto warns that another world war could be looming.
    • We're hosting a live event with Scott Galloway in New York City on April 22nd. Learn more and grab your ticket at nextbigideaclub.com/events

    • 12 min
    "Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets" by Janet Chrzan & Kima Cargill

    "Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets" by Janet Chrzan & Kima Cargill

    Keto, Atkins, paleo, and Whole30 — it seems like fad diets are everywhere these days. How did they get so popular, and are they doomed to fail?
    • Want to attend our live event with Scott Galloway on April 22? Learn more at nextbigideaclub.com/events/

    • 14 min

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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Short. Sweet. Valuable.

Fits well into my morning routine. A daily cup of coffee for my brain.

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