The Next Chapter by American Express Business Class

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Join host Cardiff Garcia as he speaks with best-selling authors from around the world of business. Each episode will focus on an essential work in our guest’s career, and culminate in a look ahead to their next chapter. The series will offer inspiration for those looking to expand their business or elevate their career. This season, our guests will be Angela Duckworth on “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Mori Taheripour on “Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly,” and Luvvie Ajayi Jones on “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual.” Plus, Adam Grant on “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” Priya Parker on “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters,” and Malcolm Gladwell discussing his work at Pushkin Industries and on the podcast “Revisionist History.”

Episode Date
Malcolm Gladwell on “Revisionist History” and Pushkin Industries
00:32:41

In the final episode of the season, Cardiff Garcia is joined by Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his work as co-founder and president of the audio production company Pushkin Industries, and host of “Revisionist History,” the successful podcast in which he reconsiders overlooked or misunderstood events of the past. The conversation took place in Pushkin’s recording studio in Hudson, N.Y., with topics spanning from what it means to challenge conventional wisdom to the delicate science of “hiring nihilism.”

Aug 24, 2022
Priya Parker on “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters”
00:35:51

How can the principles of conflict resolution apply to your next gathering? Priya Parker, a facilitator, strategic adviser and best-selling author of the book “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters,” makes the case that coming together involves more than the proper etiquette – it’s the connection between the people. In this episode, Parker instructs listeners on how to plan more meaningful gatherings, from the birthday party to the boardroom meeting.

Aug 10, 2022
Adam Grant on “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”
00:35:02

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist, best-selling author and the top-rated professor at one of the world’s most prestigious business schools for seven years running. Grant’s influential book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” makes the case for an outsider approach to problem solving, drawn from years of his own academic research, the groundwork of others and interviews with famous freethinkers. In this episode, Cardiff Garcia sits down with Grant to examine how organizations can encourage a culture of originality, and how his thoughts have shifted since the book’s publication in 2016.

Jul 27, 2022
Luvvie Ajayi Jones on “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual”
00:32:33

Every workplace needs a troublemaker. If that sounds odd, then check out “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual” by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Ajayi Jones, a best-selling author and speaker, known for her honesty and wit, offers advice to readers on how to command the room at work and leave their fears at the door. She also chronicles her own rise as a self-described troublemaker. Earlier this year, Ajayi Jones adapted the work for young adults ready to make their mark in a new edition entitled, “Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens”.

Jul 13, 2022
Mori Taheripour on “Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly”
00:31:47

Negotiations are an essential part of everyday life. We negotiate with our family members, our colleagues and people we’ve met for the first time. So why do so many business books claim that great negotiators should be uncompromising and cold? In “Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly,” Mori Taheripour makes the case that the best negotiators are curious, empathetic and, oftentimes, the best listeners in the room. Taheripour is a master negotiator whose techniques have been implemented by all types of leaders, from sports executives to Fortune 500 C.E.O.s – but her book offers advice that anyone can draw from to be more confident as they navigate their everyday lives.

Jun 29, 2022
Angela Duckworth on “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”
00:36:54

How far can a person get on talent alone? Angela Duckworth is a researcher, teacher, MacArthur fellow and best-selling author who has dedicated her career to finding out what factors can lead a person to be successful. In her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Duckworth draws from a mixture of firsthand experiences, interviews with high performers and academic research to make the case that a person’s ability to overcome setbacks may actually be their most valuable trait. Duckworth and host Cardiff Garcia discuss her personal relationship with the idea of genius, the benefits of mentorship and how life has changed since the publication of “Grit.”

Jun 15, 2022
Welcome to The Next Chapter
00:01:53

The Next Chapter is a new podcast from American Express Business Class, hosted by Cardiff Garcia. In each episode we’ll hear from a best-selling author from the world of business offering insights and inspiration for anyone looking to expand their company or elevate their career. 

Jun 03, 2022