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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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Kara Finnegan

Editor, Big Think Edge
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Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Global Correspondant for The Economist
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Jonathon Keats

Experimental Philosopher
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Marilynne Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
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Kristen Wolf

Novelist
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Rebecca MacKinnon

Internet policy expert, co-founder of Global Voices
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Richard Tafel

Founder, Log Cabin Republicans and Public Squared
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Larry Rosen

Research psychologist
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Claudiu Popa

CEO & Principal Risk Advisor, Informatica
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Adam Flinter

Director of Digital, The Ate Group, Singapore
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Aun Koh

Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Ate Group, Singapore
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Pamela Druckerman

Author, Bringing Up Bebe
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Christopher Meyer

Innovator, business builder, author, founder of Monitor Talent
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Farhana Qazi

Political Analyst, Public Speaker & Writer, Senior Pakistan Lecturer for the U.S. Government, Booz Allen & Hamilton
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Craig Taylor

Writer
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Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

Professor, Harvard Business School
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Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar

Founder, Global Secular Humanist Movement
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George Dyson

Author, Turing's Cathedral
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Robert Greenberg

Pianist, music historian
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Christopher E. Rivard

CPA, NATIONAL PRACTICE LEADER, HEALTH CARE GROUP - Moss Adams
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Karl Rebay

Director, Moss Adams
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Ryan Ross

Investigative Reporter
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Susan Barry

Neurobiologist
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Eric Kandel

Nobel prize winning neuropsychiatrist
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Clay Johnson

Author, Digital Strategist
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Charles Duhigg

Investigative Journalist
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Doc Hendley

Founder, Wine to Water
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Mark T. Card

Wine Writer