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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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Big Think’s contributors offer expert analysis of the big ideas behind the news.

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Expert insights from the world’s top business leaders, thinkers and innovators — in their own words.

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How to Choose the Right Leader

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23 days ago

Recruiting top talent has never been more important. When facing a shaky economy, companies need strong leadership to execute well under pressure and not give in to the temptation of quick and easy fixes. In the latest installment of Big Think Edge, executive search expert William Clemens, of ...

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Shape Your Reality

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24 days ago

“Business is storytelling,” Jeffrey Wright, the actor and entrepreneur, tells Big Think in the latest installment of Edge. Wright has starred in Broadway classics such as Angels in America and Topdog/Underdog. The Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning actor has played unforgettable roles in box ...

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Ensure Sustainability

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26 days ago

The world is facing an energy crisis. We can stick our heads in the sand, and wait for the looming dangers to wreak havoc on the global economy, or we can be proactive and build solutions to problems that will be here before we know it. T. Boone Pickens is a vocal advocate for being proactive ...

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Cracking the Viral Code

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3 months ago

Ask any purveyor of content and they will tell you that there is no formula for “going viral.” Scott Galloway, a Clinical Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of the L2 Think Tank, has been studying the viral phenomenon for years. In the latest installment of ...