What is Big Think?  

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.

Big Think Features:

12,000+ Expert Videos


Browse videos featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines, from personal health to business leadership to neuroscience.

Watch videos

World Renowned Bloggers


Big Think’s contributors offer expert analysis of the big ideas behind the news.

Go to blogs

Big Think Edge


Big Think’s Edge learning platform for career mentorship and professional development provides engaging and actionable courses delivered by the people who are shaping our future.

Find out more

Foxing ‘Em?

March 19, 2010, 6:28 AM
Fox News has been criticized by the White House for its perceived right wing bias. It was surprising therefore that President Barack Obama yesterday gave an interview to the channel. Obama used the interview to step up his efforts to gain support for his embattled healthcare reform bill and he faced tough questioning from interviewer Bret Baier. He even had to chide the interviewer at one point for interrupting his answers, saying: "Bret, you've got to let me finish my answers," he said. "Sir, I know you don't like to filibuster, but..." Mr Baier said. "Well, I'm trying to answer your question and you keep on interrupting," the president replied. The BBC declared the interview as “largely unproductive” with the president extolling the virtues of healthcare reform while Baier grilled him on some of the controversial congressional procedures being explored by the Democrats as they attempt to pass the bill. But there was some good news for Obama, as Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who had previously voted against healthcare reform, publicly pledged his support for it.

Foxing ‘Em?

Newsletter: Share: