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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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Motivate Your Talent: Harness the Brain Power Within Your Organization

June 24, 2014, 7:42 PM

If you want to stay competitive and grow your business, work with the best talent you can find. How do you do that? Motivate the talent already in your organization.

In the latest installment of Big Think Edge, Efrat Peled, the Chairman and CEO of social responsibility investment firm Arison Investments, explains how to motivate your team and harness the brain power within your organization.  

“I think in order to motivate people today you need to first believe in them,” says Peled. “Believe and understand that, with all the consulting groups in the world and with all the, you know, knowledge that you can outsource, the best brainpower usually exists in the organization.”

Stop looking outside of your company for experts. There’s an abundance of knowledge inside companies, but how do you leverage the knowledge inside your organization?

From compensation to establishing the right structure, in this exclusive workshop for Big Think Edge, Peled shares her insights and strategies for motivating employees. Here's a preview of that workshop, which you can sign up for now by subscribing to a 14 day free trial to Big Think Edge:


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