Breaking news: After naming six finalists for the Next Big Idea Club winter season, curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have officially selected the two winning books that members will enjoy. While the winter winds blow outside, grab a warm blanket, have a seat by the fireplace, and crack open the two most exciting, groundbreaking books of the season:
Author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin examines what happens in our brains as we age, why we should focus on health span instead of life span, and, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence, what you can do to make the most of your life right now—no matter how old you are.
In this illuminating and often surprising deep dive, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. Murphy makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening, while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there—including a CIA agent, a focus group moderator, and even a top furniture salesman.