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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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Andrew Yang

Founder and CEO, Venture for America
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Bill McDermott

CEO, SAP
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Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
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Jose Garces

Iron Chef and Owner, Garces Group
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Mark Hatch

CEO and Co-founder, TechShop
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Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times
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Tim Hanstad

President and CEO, Landesa
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Stewart D. Friedman

Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business
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Madhav Chavan

Co-founder and CEO-President, Pratham
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Eric Schlosser

Investigative Journalist
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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

President of Iceland
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Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
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Mihnea Moldoveanu

Associate Dean of MBA Program, Rotman School of Management
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Hal Luftig

Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer
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Diamond Dallas Page

Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion
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Jeffrey Kluger

Senior Writer, TIME Magazine
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Luis von Ahn

CEO and Co-founder, Duolingo
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Chris Cole

Professional Skateboarder
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Christopher A.H. Vollmer

Global Managing Director of Digital Services, Strategy&
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Esther Perel

Sex Therapist and Author
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Leila Janah

Founder and CEO, Samasource
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Christian Rudder

Co-Founder and President, OkCupid
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Vivek Wadhwa

President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University
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Valerie Purdie-Vaughns

Director of the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and Social Mind, Columbia University
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Junheng Li

Head of Research, JL Warren Capital
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Wences Casares

Founder and CEO, Xapo
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Philip Zimbardo

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University
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Brad Templeton

Former Chair, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Networks & Computing Chair, Singularity University
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Rita Gunther McGrath

Professor of Management, Columbia Business School