How to Remember, How to Fight Right, and How to Know Your Heart’s Desire

Dear Friends,   I wanted to share three new books from our agency that we hope will be as fascinating and helpful for you as they have been for us to work on.   WHY WE REMEMBER: We wanted to work with Charan Ranganath, one of the world's leading memory researchers, because, well, sometimes we forget things, and honestly who isn't fascinated by the ever-shifting sands of memory?  I will never forget when Charan explained to me that memory evolved to help us prepare for the future, not to...

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Lessons We Learned In 2023

Hi Friends, As the year draws to a close, we want to thank you for being part of the Idea Architects community. In a time of challenges and suffering, as well as possibility, we are more committed than ever to amplifying urgently needed voices and developing authors and stories that inspire, challenge, and transform our world. In that spirit, here are seven lessons we are taking forward from this last year: The Idea Architects team takes a real break from December 16th through the end of the...

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Troubling the Water

Dear Friends,  In this time of so much division, we must trouble the waters and widen the circle of human concern. Visionary leader of radical belonging and co-founder of the Empower Initiative Ben McBride invites us to question our biases, speak hard truths, and engage in the process of creating a space where everyone belongs. His debut book, Troubling the Water: The Urgent Work of Radical Belonging is out everywhere today.What would it take to truly belong to each other? McBride answers that...

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The Performance Paradox

Dear Friends,How do you measure success? At Idea Architects, we measure it by two factors: the joy we have in our work and the impact our work has on the world. However you measure success, we can all get stuck in “the performance paradox,” the counterintuitive reality that when we focus only on performing, our performance suffers. Award-winning researcher and CEO of Mindset Works Eduardo Briceño’s The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action, out everywhere today,...

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The Many Lives Of Mama Love

Dear Friends, Mother. Author. Best Friend. Partner. Advocate. Colleague. Ghostwriter. Boss. Comedian. These are just a few of the many lives explored in Lara Love Hardin’s brilliant, can’t-put-downable laugh-and-cry-out-loud debut memoir The Many Lives of Mama Love out today.  We have been honored to know Lara in many of those roles. And we are thrilled that her memoir has already received rave reviews everywhere from The Washington Post to The L.A. Times to The New York Times.   As Lori...

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Everybody Needs A Village

Dear Friends, We are excited to announce that Emma Nadler’s debut memoir The Unlikely Village of Eden is out everywhere today. A moving, funny, and hopeful tale, The Unlikely Village of Eden is a testament to the transformative power of embracing unconventional relationships with ourcommunity, families, and ultimately – ourselves.Nadler shares her journey of raising her neurodivergent daughter with multiple disabilities and the challenges of shedding cultural expectations related to...

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Unlock The Secrets Of A Well-Lived Life With Dr. Gladys McGarey

Dear Friends, It is a true joy and honor to introduce you to Dr. Gladys McGarey, the 102-year-old mother of Holistic Medicine. Dr. Gladys still does 3500 steps a day and has a ten year plan.  She is an inspiring example of what it means to have a healthy, vibrant, well-lived life. Her extraordinary book The Well-Lived Life is out everywhere today.  The Well-Lived Life is a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed book of inspiration and wisdom full of heart-wrenching depictions of overcoming...

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Dr. Gilmer’s Unlikely Fight for Justice

We are so happy that, as a result of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam receiving a copy of The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, A Murder, And An Unlikely Fight For Justice, Vincent Gilmer has been conditionally pardoned. Because of Dr. Gilmer’s book and all the support of our readers, a good man is more able to move towards healing. The paperback edition is out today, March 7th, and if you haven't yet read this powerful true story, now is the perfect time to get your hands on a copy.  The Other Dr....

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In Celebration of Love: Three Gifts from Idea Architects

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, we want to share with you a couple books we’ve found personally helpful on how to love others and ourselves completely and joyfully.  Our go-to relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, have spent forty years studying what separates the masters of relationships from the disasters, and their books are the ultimate science-based practical guides to deeper connection and intimacy.Consider that it doesn’t take grand gestures or big, hard conversations to...

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