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List of Next Big Idea Club Lessons

The Benefits of Regret

NEW June 2022

  • An Introduction to Regret

  • The Surprising Benefits of Regret

  • Foundation Regrets

  • Boldness Regrets

  • Moral Regrets

  • Connection Regrets

  • Self-Disclosure: Relive and Relieve

  • Self-Compassion: Normalize and Neutralize

  • Self-Distancing: Analyze and Strategize

  • Anticipating Regrets

  • 5 Techniques You Won’t Regret

  • Conclusion

Making Numbers Count

  • Introduction

  • Numbers Are Everyone’s Second Language

  • Making Numbers Easier to Understand

  • Taking Numbers From Abstract to Concrete

  • The Rule of One

  • Mapping Numbers on Familiar Dimensions

  • Evoking Emotion With Numbers

  • Combating Psychological Numbing

  • Conclusion

Getting it Done

  • Introduction

  • Define Goals by Benefits—Not Costs

  • Choose “Do” Goals Over “Don’t” Goals

  • Tap Into Intrinsic Motivation

  • Solving the “Middles” Problem

  • Look Back to Move Forward

  • How to Feed Two Birds With One Scone

  • Manage Temptation With a Broad Decision Frame

  • How to Increase Patience

  • Connect With Others Through Goals

  • Conclusion

Finding Meaning and Pleasure Through Suffering

  • Introduction

  • The Power of Contrast

  • The Joy of Escape

  • The One and the Many

  • Suffering Is Central to Meaning

  • The Upside of Struggle

  • Playing With Time

  • Against Hedonism

  • Conclusion

Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick

  • Welcome

  • The Invisibility of Habit

  • Context Is King

  • The Truth About Repetition

  • How Rewards Work

  • The Perils of Variety

  • Skip a Step with Habit Stacking

  • The Surprising Power of Situational Control

  • What French Cooking Can Teach You About Habits

  • Self-Control Isn't What It Looks Like

  • Happiness and the Mindfulness Habit

  • Conclusion

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

  • Welcome

  • The Surprising Science of Recognition

  • The Dangers of Stereotype

  • Selective Attention and Procedural Justice

  • We Are All Human, and Nothing Less

  • Home Sweet Home

  • The Power of Context

  • The Risks of Color Blindness

  • Conclusion

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • Introduction

  • Limits Are an Illusion

  • Trick Yourself

  • Talk to Yourself

  • Tune in to Your Body and Mind

  • Rest Your Mind

  • Make Pain Your Friend

  • Worry Less About Eating and Drinking

  • Believe You Can

  • Conclusion

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

  • Think Full-Spectrum

  • Generate Other Options

  • Seek Out Diversity

  • Ditch the Single-Focus Approach

  • Scenario Plans and Premortems

  • Consider the Possibility

  • Weigh the Values

  • Conclusion

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

  • Introduction

  • What Is a Loonshot?

  • The Two Types of Loonshots

  • The Science of Loonshots

  • Life at 32°

  • What's the Magic Behind the Magic Number 150?

  • Love Your Artists and Soldiers Equally

  • Be a Gardener, Not a Moses

  • The Three Deaths

  • Mind the False Fail

  • Listen to the Suck with Curiosity

  • Apply System Rather Than Outcome Mindset

  • To Persevere, Keep Your Eyes on SRT

  • Conclusion

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

  • Introduction

  • Learn From Failure

  • Focus on Process, Not Outcome

  • Ask Questions

  • Recharge and Reflect

  • Be Yourself

  • Play to Your Strengths

  • Specialize Today, Seek Variety Tomorrow

  • Learn From Others

  • Conclusion

New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age

  • Introduction

  • How to Make Ideas Spread

  • Become a New Power Leader

  • Should You Turn to New Power?Blending PowerManaging ProfessionalsHarness the Three StormsThe Circle Test

  • Conclusion

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

  • Welcome

  • Be Less Passionate About Your Job

  • Inspire Yourself

  • Make Better Decisions

  • Build Psychological Safety to Boost Team Success

  • Your Feelings Aren't Facts

  • How to Prevent Texts and Emails from Accidentally Ruining Your Relationships

  • Small Actions Make a Big Difference

  • Create a Culture of Belonging

  • Introverts and Extroverts

  • Be Selectively Vulnerable

  • Conclusion

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

  • Welcome

  • The Cult of the Head Start

  • Winners Quit, and Quitters Win

  • It's a Wicked World

  • Develop Cognitive Flexibility

  • The Power of Analogies

  • Drop Your Tools

  • Ditch Your Long-Term Plan

  • Make Learning Difficult

  • The Outsider Advantage

  • Conclusion

Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives

  • Welcome

  • Change Is Possible

  • Personality and Aging

  • The Power of Neuroplasticity

  • Boosting Your Memory

  • Eating Right Is Easier Than You Think

  • Movement Matters

  • How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

  • The Importance of Timing

  • Keep Working

  • Make Social Connections

  • Conclusion

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

  • Introduction

  • A Philosophy of Betting

  • Pick Your Spots

  • The Danger of Going With Your Gut

  • Don't Tilt

  • The Truth About Bad Luck

  • Process, Outcome, and the Nature of Control

  • Know When to Fold

  • The Art of the Tell

  • Conclusion

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders

  • Welcome

  • Busting Myths About CEOs

  • Decisiveness

  • Adapting Proactively

  • Relentless Reliability

  • Engaging for Impact

  • Career Catapults

  • Is Your Career on the Right Track?

  • 6 "Safe Bets" to Avoid When Building a Team

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

  • What Can Businesses Learn From Baseball?

  • Building Safety: Signal Your Connection

  • Building Safety: Beyond the Foosball Table

  • Building Safety: Pick Up Trash

  • Sharing Risk: Signal Vulnerability Early and Often

  • Sharing Risk: Build the Vulnerability Habit

  • Sharing Risk: Warm Candor

  • Crafting Purpose: Signal Your Priorities

  • Crafting Purpose: The Power of Catchphrases

  • Crafting Purpose: Proficiency vs. Creativity

  • Conclusion

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

  • Introduction

  • Connection Is a Fundamental Human Need

  • The Three Dimensions of Loneliness

  • The Evolutionary Basis for Togetherness

  • The Cost of Hypervigilance

  • The Loneliness Threshold

  • Men and Loneliness

  • Women and Loneliness

  • Is Technology Making Us Lonelier?

  • The Power of Service

  • Why Friendship Matters

  • Helping Children Thrive

  • Summary

Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America

  • Introduction

  • Identify a Controversial Issue You Care About

  • Identify Your Core Values

  • Wrestle with the Worst Before You Converse

  • Ask Personal Questions

  • Listen Closely Before You Speak

  • Disagree Tactfully, Argue Thoughtfully

  • Thank the Person and Ask for a Recommendation

  • Reflect Back on the Conversation

  • Think About the Bigger Picture

  • Summary

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • Welcome

  • Daily Performance

  • The Perfect Nap

  • When to Exercise

  • Beginnings

  • Midpoints

  • Endings

  • Group Timing

  • Conclusion

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

  • Introduction

  • What Does AI Even Mean?

  • AI Has the Brain of a Worm

  • AI Needs Narrow Tasks

  • AI Does Not Understand What You're Trying to Get It to Do

  • AI Will Take the Path of Least Resistance

  • Many AI Tasks Are Really "Copy the Humans"

  • Sometimes, It's Humans Taking an AI's Job

  • Conclusion

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

  • Introduction

  • Getting in Sync

  • Listening to More Than Just Words

  • Create an Environment for Listening

  • We Don't Listen to Those Who Matter Most

  • Engage Your Curiosity

  • Support, Rather Than Shift, the Conversation

  • Did You Hear? Gossip Is Good

  • Mind Your Internal Dialogue

  • Embrace Silence

  • Conclusion

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

  • Welcome

  • Why Do We Talk to Ourselves?

  • How Chatter Sabotages Performance

  • How Chatter Affects Our Health and Relationships

  • The Power of Distance

  • The Restorative Effects of Green Space

  • Create Outer Order to Calm Inner Turmoil

  • The Placebo Principle

  • Seek Out Awe-Inspiring Experiences

  • Conclusion

Harnessing the Chatter in Our Minds for Good

  • Welcome

  • Your Brain Is Not for Thinking

  • You Have One Brain—Not Three

  • Are Bigger Brains Better?

  • Your Brain Is a Network

  • Baby Brain

  • Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains

  • The Amazing Power of Words

  • Your Predictive Brain

  • Conclusion

Being Unapologetically Ambitious

  • Introduction

  • Beware of Impostor Syndrome

  • Prepare for Opportunity to Appear

  • Foster Self-Determination

  • Build Your Reputation

  • Grow Your Network

  • Forget About Work/Life Balance

  • You Can Do It All—But You Shouldn't

  • It's (More Than) Okay to Ask for Help

  • Find Your Mentors

  • Tell People What You Want

  • Conclusion

What Hunter-Gatherer Societies Teach Us About Work, Time, and Well-Being

  • Introduction

  • All Living Organisms Do Work

  • We're Skilled at Acquiring Skills

  • Not Everything Is a Competition

  • Our Ancestors Worked to Live—But They Did Not Live to Work

  • Our Relationship With Hierarchy Is Complicated

  • We're Not All Farmers Anymore

  • We Define Ourselves by the Work We Do

  • Work Today Is Doing More Harm Than Good

  • Conclusion

Why We Get Trapped in Conflict and How We Get Out

  • Welcome

  • The Conflict Trap

  • Humiliation, the Nuclear Bomb of Emotions

  • Beware the Binary

  • Investigate the Understory

  • The Power of Looping

  • The Conflict Industrial Complex

  • Be on the Lookout for Saturation Points

  • Complicate the Narrative

  • 5 Strategies for Getting Out of High Conflict

  • Conclusion

The Hidden Benefits of Delusion

  • Welcome

  • We All Need a Little Hot Air

  • Love, Kindness, and Lies

  • How Stories Become Our Reality

  • In a Good Relationship? You're Probably Delusional

  • Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories

  • Rituals Really Work—Just Not in the Way You Think

  • Myth, Delusion, and the Soul of a Nation

  • Have a Little Faith—It's Good for You

  • Conclusion


  • Introduction

  • The News Is to Blame

  • Is Civilization a Good Idea?

  • We Have Evolved to Be Friendly

  • Violence Is Not in Our Nature

  • We're Not So Cruel After All

  • People Help One Another More Than We Think

  • Empathy Is Overrated

  • Get Intrinsically Motivated

  • Conclusion

Thinking Outside the Brain

  • Introduction

  • Use Your Head

  • Listen to Your Body

  • The Power of Affect Labeling

  • Thinking With Movement

  • In Defense of Gestures

  • The Nature of Thought

  • The Privacy Principle

  • The Super-Powered Social Brain

  • Four Principles to Creating "Groupiness"

  • Conclusion

How to Change for the Better

  • Introduction

  • The Fresh Start Effect

  • Mary Poppins Is Right—Change Should Be Fun

  • Don’t Fear Commitment—Embrace It

  • Don’t Forget to Remember

  • Follow the Path of Least Resistance

  • Strong Habits Are Elastic Habits

  • Helping You Help Me (in Order to Help You)

  • We Get By With a Little Help from Our Friends

  • Conclusion

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