The same basic impulses – insatiable curiosity, good people skills, an appetite for risk – that led Kevin Mitnick into a decade-long game of cat-and-mouse with the FBI are richly rewarded in more prosocial professions.
If we could talk to the animals, we might gain insight into what it means to communicate with an extraterrestrial species.
In August, 2010, Paul Rieckhoff, Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told Big Think, "I will put all the money in my pocket right now on the fact that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be repealed." Of course, Rieckhoff turned out to be right, and today marks the day that the military ...
Psychology and Neuroscience agree that tests themselves can be a valuable teaching tool, when they're brief, they're frequent, and they offer students immediate feedback.
How do artists get paid today? Josh Ritter came of age as the CD and the printed page were both dying mediums. And yet, he has excelled in both industries.
"I define an expert as someone who can tell you exactly how something can’t be done," says X Prize founder and Chairman Peter Diamandis.
What happens when the one-time innovator becomes calcified and defensive, and refuses to accept criticism, shutting himself off in isolation? According to Thomas DeLong, sometimes long-term success requires short-term failure.
At the time of his arrest by the FBI in 1995, Kevin Mitnick was the most wanted hacker in America. Today Kevin continues his hacking adventures legally, as a computer security expert.
On September 11, 2001, Americans were challenged, we were assaulted, we were able to turn to each other and ask for help. And that "is one of the greatest testaments to what it means to be an American."
Entrepreneur and virtuoso exam-taker Shawn O'Connor explains how to unleash your brain's inner genius and conquer any test.
The key to managing change in the modern world is not having all of the answers, but rather being able to ask the right questions.
Cities symbolize opportunity, but the same practicality that is prized during boom times can come to seem opportunistic following a tragedy. When do we move forward? And how often should we look back?
What does today's anniversary of 9/11 mean for the 9/11 generation, who did not let America's greatest national tragedy break them. How will its legacy define their lives over time?