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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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Saul Levmore

William B. Graham Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Chicago
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Elon Musk

CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors
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Sir Fazle Abed

Founder & Chairperson, BRAC
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Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO, Women's World Bank
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Dr. Joy Hirsch

Neuroscientist, Columbia University
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Shawn O'Connor

Founder & CEO, Stratus Prep
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Dr. Kevin J. Mitchell

Associate Professor, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin
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Dr. Denise L. Herzing

Research Director, The Wild Dolphin Project
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Roger Martin

Dean, Rotman School
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Jennifer Deal

Senior Research Scientist, Center for Creative Leadership
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Strauss Zelnick

Co-Founder ZelnickMedia, CEO Take 2 Interactive
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Robert Steven Kaplan

Professor, Harvard Business School
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Christopher Ryan

Author and Psychologist
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Roberto Díaz

Violist and President of Curtis Institute of Music
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Rick Field

Pickle Entrepreneur
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Ryan Blair

CEO of ViSalus Sciences, Author of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur
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Scott Galloway

Professor, NYU's Stern School of Business
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Sophal Ear

Leading Researcher on Post-Crisis Nations
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Gurbaksh Chahal

Internet Entrepreneur
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Greg Autry

Professor of Economics, Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
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Rick Richter

Founder & CEO, Ruckus Mobile Media
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Thomas DeLong

Author, Harvard Business School Professor
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Asher Edelman

Entrepreneur and Art Financier
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Linda Hill

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Max Bazerman

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Soraya Darabi

Digital Strategist for ABC News
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Doug Edwards

Author, Director of Brand Management at Google – 1999-2005