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The Next Big Idea
Think bigger. Create better. Live smarter. Ideas are coming at you every day from all directions. Where do you even start? Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, THE NEXT BIG IDEA brings you groundbreaking ideas with the power to change the way you see the world.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 1,284 ratings
Actionable and Insightful Ideas
Ideas from the podcast are actionable and insightful, underpinned by books or materials that are carefully researched.
Louis Olabalu via Apple Podcasts · Nigeria · 06/06/21
Good food for a picky eater
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is definitely one of my favorites because it actually teaches me mind tricks and when you know what you don’t know this stuff is awesome.I don’t use punctuation since I graduated FYI
realitystrikesback via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/21
…Then I highly recommend this podcast. It has led to me buying and reading so many interesting books. The podcasts are very enjoyable to listen to and the format works well. Rufus asks fantastic questions of his guests and the ensuing discussion is always riveting. Some topics that I would...Read full review »
C3har via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/28/21
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