We at the Next Big Idea Club are in the business of finding new, groundbreaking nonfiction books. Every season, our curators—Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink—work with our Editorial Team to identify the just-released titles that they think should be on everyone’s list.
But of course, each of our curators still has a few all-time favorite books that they hold close to their heart. So today, we wanted to share five reads that come recommended from Susan Cain, the beloved TED speaker and bestselling author of Bittersweet and Quiet. Enjoy!
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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
By Amy Cuddy
Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mindset in our day-to-day lives. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
The Power of Myth
By Joseph Campbell
From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell examines a broad array of themes that illuminate the universality of human experience across time and culture. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. Through flow, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. View on Amazon
Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
By Susan David
Developed by Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is a revolutionary, science-based approach that allows us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism
By Tom Peters
Renowned management expert Tom Peters returns with more people-first wisdom for leading during these tumultuous times of socio-political unrest and a global pandemic. Listen to our professionally-read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea App
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