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We are Big Idea Hunters…

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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Mastery is a Skill You Can Master – LIVE with Robert Greene

August 7, 2013, 1:30 PM

The word "mastery" conjures up images of violin virtuosi like Joshua Bell, but Robert Greene, author of Mastery and teacher of the Big Think Mentor workshop "How to Achieve Mastery" convincingly demonstrates that mastery is a process that humans have been refining for centuries. By breaking down the steps involved in achieving mastery in your life's work, whatever that may be, Greene demystifies the process and shows that it is as relevant and achievable today as it was in the time of Mozart. 

Robert Greene, Big Think editor Jason Gots, and members of our Big Think Mentor community met on 8/7 in a Google Hangout On-Air to discuss proven strategies for identifying and mastering your life's work. 

Big Think Mentor is Big Think's lifelong learning channel for personal and professional growth. Mentor connects world-class teacher/practicioners like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maria Konnikova, Sir Ken Robinson, Andrew Weill, MD, and Tim Ferriss with a global community of smart, driven users to teach the habits of mind and people skills we all need to live happier, healthier, more productive lives. 


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