Thursday, March 8, 2018

Next Big Idea Book Club

I think we can all agree on 3 things:
1. I love to read
2. I'm a huge nerd
3. 1 & 2 are super awesome

And maybe #4 - I do love to follow authors on Twitter and can fangirl from time to time.  Such a thing happened in December.  Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, posted about a new book club on Twitter.  The Next Big Idea Book club would be curated by her, Dan Pink, Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant. 

You know from yesterday's post of my admiration for Dan Pink. Malcolm Gladwell is in that same category.  I have all his books.  I also love to relisten to his audiobooks - he reads them.  I had just finished reading Adam Grant's book Give and Take when I saw Susan's tweet.

The club is a subscription box of sorts.  You get 2 hardcover books every 3 months, access to video content and e-courses and 2 books are given to students for each subscription.  Needless to say, this seemed right up my alley.

But, I didn't immediately sign up.  Honestly, I did not want to spend the money.  But I kept seeing tweets and getting emails about it.  When I saw that I could pay quarterly (as opposed to all at once), I was in.

A few weeks ago, I got my first box.  The first two books are The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle - a book that was on my amazon wish list - and Endurance by Alex Hutchinson.  The box also included instructions to access the bonus materials and Facebook group. 

I was very impressed with the box itself.  I love attention the attention to detail.  If they designed such a great box, I'm confident that they'll pick excellent books.  So far so good in that area, I'm really liking The Culture Code. The Facebook group is awesome too, fellow nerds talking about books.  What's not to like!?!

You can learn more about The Next Big Idea Book Club here.

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