The Webster Group’s New Book Club

One of the core principals of The Webster Group is continual learning. By enriching our team we continue to bring to our clients cutting-edge ideas and service that The Webster Group is known for.  As President and CEO, one of the ways I model this value to my team is by participating in industry seminars and conferences. At one of which most recently I had the great opportunity to hear Susan Cain and Daniel Pink present. Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts. Daniel Pink is the author of six books including the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and Drive and To Sell is Human.

The conversation on how to connect with your audience and ideas about introverts was enlightening. Both presenters were engaging, funny and kept the audience involved throughout their presentations. During the Q & A section of the conference several attendees asked the question, “What is next with ‘The Next Big Idea Club?’” These questions about this club sparked my curiosity as I thoroughly enjoyed and learned so much from their presentations.

I had not heard about their club, so I decided to investigate. I went straight to their website.

Along with Susan Cain and Daniel Pink, author and journalist, Malcolm Gladwell and author, Adam Grant handpick titles with life-changing ideas from emerging authors.

Their website promotes that they “choose books that are ground breaking, science-based and life changing.”  As I always enjoy learning something new, how could I say no to these themed books. Plus, the Next Big Idea Club curators donate 100% of their profits to kids in under-resourced communities!

So fast forward two weeks, I received the first shipment of books. I loved the box!

I received two books Loonshoots by Safi Bahcall and No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy.

I am in the process of reading the first book Loonshoot and look forward to reading No Hard Feelings.

The club has other opportunities to stay engaged and speak with others about the books. I look forward to continuing this conversation and recommend that if you are looking for a new club check out the Next Big Idea Club.

And, if you have an opportunity to hear or book either Susan Cain or Daniel Pink speak, I highly recommend you grab it as I have already found amazing opportunities to share and incorporate these learnings into our office as well as sparking innovation with our clients!