The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had no Ebola program when last year's crisis broke out in West Africa. CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann explains how the Foundation innovate on the fly to help fight the disease.
How do you typically let other people into your minds? You smile. You laugh. You use language to communicate thoughts and feelings. Jason Silva is here to explain why that's all going to change once virtual reality...
Pope Francis is an effective and engaged leader because he exhibits a sense of confidence in himself and his position, but also a tremendous sense of humility, says Charlene Li. It doesn't hurt that he loves to...
Neuroscientists, ethicists, and general medical practitioners generally have a negative opinion of a future in which we're all popping pills to gain an at edge at work.
Self-critique is important for growth as long as you commit to being fair with yourself. Constant negative self-assessments lead to low self-esteem, which in turn lead to acts of self-sabotage.
A musical map of Minneapolis celebrates the resurrection of the Replacements
Jay Smooth is the creator of the Hip-Hop Music Blog, and video blogging site IllDoctrine. In 1991, he founded what has become New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad.
Jay Smooth on sampling and the creative process.
Jay Smooth discusses the legacy of hip-hop feuds.
Jay Smooth on whether “player-haters” are really the problem.
Hip-Hop and the broadening of cultures
Jay Smooth discusses music and the value of aesthetic expression
Jay Smooth weighs in on the career prospects of today’s creative class
Jay Smooth discusses the pleasures of collaborative storytelling and planting one’s own flag online.
Big Think interview with Jay Smooth