The big ideas behind a unique event experience on Nantucket.
"Let's collectively be the Andrew Carnegie of the 21st century," says John Wood, who details his experience of building and scaling the non-profit Room to Read.
The SOPA movement shows us how traditional power structures are being turned on their head to create a future that is significantly more democratized, distributed and universal.
Full citizenship is the idea in which all members of society see themselves as change agents.
Do we think it is possible for kids to learn to read on their own? A dispatch from a big bold idea in progress.
Is American Exceptionalism "the old whiskey bottle we pull off the shelf when we're feeling down?"
We might like to think that we have completely original minds, but we are easily influenced by others and have an "unknowingness" of how our "human mind meld" works.
New crowdsourcing techniques can be used in amazingly constructive ways. Alternatively, these same techniques may be used as tools that exploit human labor and utilize it for evil purposes.
Will increased connectivity create more good or more evil in the future? Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of the tech giant with the famous founding motto of "Don't be evil," is naturally concerned with this...
We have a background assumption that we are living in a technologically-accelerating civilization. Peter Thiel has a different view of where we are headed, and he says we need to fight hard to improve our future...
If we are divided at home, Senator John Kerry argues, we won't be able to deal with the complex challenges that confront the world. Among these challenges is what Kerry describes as "near failed statism" in Egypt...