Next Big Idea – Books in 15min

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About this app

Next Big Idea: The World’s Leading Book Summaries & Reading Club. Loved by Thousands of Life-long Learners Across the Globe.

Learn from the Authors Themselves
Next Big Idea is the only app where you can read summaries written and spoken by the authors. You won’t find these exclusive gold nuggets anywhere else.

Featured Authors
- Adam Grant
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Daniel Pink
- Susan Cain
- James Clear
- Nir Eyal
- And so many more

● Book Bites — Listen to or read 15 minute book overviews, as created and recorded by the authors themselves. 100+ titles available!

● E-courses — 45 minute master classes, in audio, video and text formats starring the authors of the Next Big Idea’s best books of the year

● Conversations — Watch recorded live Q&As, podcast recordings, and author chats

● Next Big Idea Podcast — 45 minute ad-free episodes from our celebrated podcast

● Idea of the day — 2 minute daily insights from leading thinkers

● Exclusive Invitations – Receive invites to live author Q&As and book launches

“Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys getting deeper insight into books.” – Buddy G.

"I love the app and listen to the Book Bites most mornings on my walk! Great job." – Kim S.

“There are so many book summary apps out there and I love some of them, like Blinkist and Uptime. “There are so many book summary apps out there and I love some of them, like Blinkist and Uptime. But NBI is different. NBI's summaries are written and narrated by the authors so you get the main points they want you to get.” – Hlyan H.

Deep Learning
Don’t just stop at 2 or 15 minutes a day. We have 45 minute e-courses of the best nonfiction books of the year, as selected by our legendary curators. Taught by the leading thinkers themselves, discover exclusive e-courses feature key takeaways, discussion questions, and interactive exercises and quizzes.

The Next Big Idea app also gives you access to ad-free episodes of our podcast! Each episode is a deep dive into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

A Smarter Version of You Awaits
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” What are you waiting for? Go deeper and start learning from the world’s leading experts today.
Updated on
Dec 16, 2022

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198 reviews
Nate Clough
May 27, 2022
The club membership is fantastic! Author-read book bites are better than 3rd party book summaries elsewhere, and the curated collection is constantly expanding. I love the podcast that accompanies the app, and the app is continuously evolving and getting better/easier to use. The app developers have been EXTREMELY responsive to constructive criticism I've sent them, even making near-immediate changes to push notifications. Can't say I've had that experience with any other app... ever.
35 people found this review helpful
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Next Big Idea Club
May 31, 2022
Thank you so much for your review Nate! If you have any other questions or feedback we would love to hear from you at
Greg Young
June 1, 2022
I like the app, but I wish it had integration with driving mode in Android. I purchased a subscription mainly for the ad-free podcasts, which I often listen to in the car. I've gone back to using my podcast app and putting up with the ads because the functionality is much better.
30 people found this review helpful
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Next Big Idea Club
June 2, 2022
Hi Greg, Thank you for the feedback. We will definitely look into how we can make this work for driving mode. We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!
Jaideep Baphna, CFA
May 29, 2022
Horrible UI/UX. The app direct track what has been heard before; it replays everything. It also doesn't remember where I left off last time and I have to locate using forward revind. I have to scroll and locate the "continue listening" section which itself doesn't have fixed location and one needs to scroll to find it. Great content but confusing and overloaded UI. Haven't the developers ever used any apps they could've benchmarked too?
27 people found this review helpful
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Next Big Idea Club
May 25, 2022
Hi Jaideep, we appreciate the feedback. The app does remember where you stop listening to a track and you can pick up where you left off from anywhere the track is listing. However, if you only listen to a few seconds we don't assume you have begun "listening", it requires a certain percentage of track played before it triggers a stopping point.

What's new

The Next Big Idea App is the ONLY place to get 15 minute summaries from the best new nonfiction books directly from the authors themselves. Latest app improvements include:
• Performance improvements to increase speed and responsiveness.
• Added the ability to copy/paste and share text from Book Bites.
• New sorting feature for Book Bites feed.