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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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David Eagleman

Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine
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Alice Eagly

Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
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Leading Researcher on Post-Crisis Nations
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Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer & Founder, Mission Blue
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William Easterly

Economist; Profesoor of Economics, New York University
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Charles Ebinger

Director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution
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Robert Eccles

Professor, Harvard Business School
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Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Marc Ecko Enterprises
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Elizabeth Economy

Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
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Asher Edelman

Entrepreneur and Art Financier
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David Edelman

Global Co-Lead, McKinsey Digital
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Edie Weiner

Futurist
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A.J. Edwards

Director, The Better Angels
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Doug Edwards

Author, Director of Brand Management at Google – 1999-2005
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Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business
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Lee Eisenberg

Author, "Shoptimism"
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Paul Ekman

Psychologist
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Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz
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Lise Eliot

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, The Chicago Medical School
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Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

Big Think Video Producers
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Ezekiel Emanuel

Bioethicist, National Institutes of Health
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Robert Engle

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist
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Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
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Eve Ensler

Playwright, Performer and Activist
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Alex Epstein

Student, Beacon High School; Organizer and Co-Founder, NY2NO
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Megan Erickson

Associate Editor, Big Think
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Singer/Songwriter
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"Obama Girl"
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