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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Case Study: Acting with Integrity

July 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Building trust is simply good business. It leads to productive long-term relationships, stronger partnerships, and reduces turnover rates. In the latest installment of Big Think Edge, Efrat Peled, the CEO of socially-driven Arison Investments, leads an online workshop on integrity and building it into the fabric of your business.

“You can engage integrity and purity in the way you approach projects,” she says. “I think if you come with the right intention and the ability to really create long-term relationships, this is like a basic integrity you can find in any country, in any municipal all over the world. It's a matter of building trust.”

In this exclusive online workshop, Peled shares a case study from her company’s water efficiency work in the Bahamas. It shows that integrity is not a luxury or an exception but a requirement for companies that want to expand their opportunities and strengthen their core business.

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