What we're about

This is a Meetup group for people in the Southern California area who want to get together to discuss big ideas in psychology, business, productivity, happiness, and more. As a starting point, we’re focusing on the books that are part of The Next Big Idea Club (nextbigideaclub.com), a subscription non-fiction book club curated by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink. 
You don’t have to be a subscriber to participate in the Meetup, but if you’re interested in getting all the books, author interviews, video insights, and reading guides, you can download the Next Big Idea app: nextbigidea.app.link/yjqj99yps9

Upcoming events (2)

This is What it Sounds Like: Next Big Idea Book Discussion

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BOOK DISCUSSION

About the Book:
This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You
Record producer-turned-brain scientist Susan Rogers teams up with fellow neuroscientist Ogi Ogas to explore how and why we fall in love with music. The end result is a compelling blend of art and science, and an unforgettable testament to how music shapes who we are.

About the discussion:
We’ll gather online. To minimize unwanted disruption, Zoom URL will be messaged (through MeetUp) to those who have RSVPd. Please RSVP no later than 3pm on the day of the event to get the URL.

You do not need to be a subscriber to the Next Big Idea to join the discussion (though it’s awesome! So why wouldn’t you be?) We do try to read the whole book before discussion, but we’re forgiving if not everybody made it all the way through. Come with as much as you’ve read.

For a fun twist - as an addition or if you can’t make it all the way through, look for an interview with the author on a recent podcast!

Quit: Next Big Idea Book Discussion

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BOOK DISCUSSION

About the Book:
Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
Decision-making strategist and former professional poker player Annie Duke argues that quitting isn't a sign of weakness, but a crucial skill worth cultivating. With an eye for fascinating stories and the quirks of human psychology, she will change your approach to business projects, personal relationships, and beyond.

About the discussion:
We’ll gather online. To minimize unwanted disruption, Zoom URL will be messaged (through MeetUp) to those who have RSVPd. Please RSVP no later than 3pm on the day of the event to get the URL.

You do not need to be a subscriber to the Next Big Idea to join the discussion (though it’s awesome! So why wouldn’t you be?) We do try to read the whole book before discussion, but we’re forgiving if not everybody made it all the way through. Come with as much as you’ve read.

For a fun twist - as an addition or if you can’t make it all the way through, look for an interview with the author on a recent podcast!

Past events (41)

Good Arguments: Next Big Idea Book Discussion

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