Accelerating your career looks very different for all of us. Maybe it means climbing the company ladder, securing more customers, or breaking away and starting your own business. Whatever your vision of success looks like, the seven remarkable books below will take your career to the next level.
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Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire
By Dan Martell
Buy Back Your Time is the definitive guide for entrepreneurs at every level on how to succeed in business while enjoying more freedom than you ever imagined. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Dan Martell, in the Next Big Idea App
Win When They Say You Won’t: Break Through Barriers and Keep Leveling Up Your Success
By Daphne Jones
Win When They Say You Won’t provides the inspiration, insights, and tools you need to deconstruct any momentum that has been set against you and take your career to the next level―starting now. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Daphne Jones, in the Next Big Idea App
Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs
By Uri Levine
Through mentorship from one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution empowers you to build a successful business by identifying your consumers’ biggest problems and disrupting the inefficient markets that currently serve them. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Uri Levine, in the Next Big Idea App
Closing the Confidence Gap: Boost Your Peace, Your Potential, and Your Paycheck
By Kelli Thompson
Closing the Confidence Gap will show you how to advance with confidence, despite the systemic issues that women face every day at work. You’ll hear deeply personal stories and walk away with practical tools to show you how to claim your role as a confident leader. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Kelli Thompson, in the Next Big Idea App
Modern Wisdom, Ancient Roots: The Movers and Shakers’ Guide to Unstoppable Success
By Srikumar S. Rao
An unconventional success coach distills and condenses valuable life lessons from ancient masters, sacred writings, and his own experience into quick-to-read, easily digestible chapters. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Srikumar S. Rao, in the Next Big Idea App
One Bold Move a Day: Meaningful Actions Women Can Take to Fulfill Their Leadership and Career Potential
By Shanna Hocking
More than just a career guide, One Bold Move a Day shows you how a single, measurable act each day will help you fulfill your potential, both personally and professionally. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Shanna Hocking, in the Next Big Idea App
Relationshift: Unleash the Surprising Power of Relationships to Change Yourself, Remake Your Life, and Achieve Any Business Goal
By Justin Blaney
No greater force for change exists than the people we surround ourselves with. Relationshift explores how the people in your life have colored your worldview, how this limits or expands your options, and what to do about it. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Justin Blaney, in the Next Big Idea App
The Key Ideas in 15 Minutes
“If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books,” Roald Dahl once famously said. The only trouble is, reading even one book from cover to cover takes hours—and you may not have many hours to spare.
But imagine for a moment: What if you could read a groundbreaking new book every day? Or even better, what if you could invite a world-renowned thinker into your earbuds, where they personally describe the 5 key takeaways from their work in just 15 minutes?
With the Next Big Idea App, we’ve turned this fantasy into a reality. We partnered with hundreds of acclaimed authors to create “Book Bites,” short audio summaries of the latest nonfiction that are prepared and read aloud by the authors themselves. Discover cutting-edge leadership skills, productivity hacks, the science of happiness and well-being, and much more—all in the time it takes to drive to work or walk the dog.
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For a more focused learning experience, we recommend a Hardcover or eBook Membership. Every few months, legendary authors and club curators Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink select two new nonfiction books as the must-reads of the season. We then send hardcover copies straight to your doorstep, or eBook versions to your favorite digital device. We also collaborate with the authors of selected books to produce original reading guides and premium video e-courses, 50-minute master classes that take you step by step through their most life-changing ideas. And yes, it’s all available through the Next Big Idea App.
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Whether you prefer to read, listen, or watch, the Next Big Idea is here to help you work smarter and live better. Wake up with an always-fresh Idea of the Day, the perfect shot of inspiration to go with your morning coffee. Then dive into one of our Challenges, hand-picked collections of Book Bites that form crash courses in subjects like communication, motivation, and career acceleration. Later, watch the playback of an interview with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Stanford psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, or philosopher John Kaag. And be sure to check the “Events” tab in the app, so that you can join an upcoming live Q&A and personally chat with the next featured thought leader.
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