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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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Using Intuition in Business

September 21, 2010, 4:36 AM
"Could women's intuition be a key to sustainability for female business leaders in today's environment? Many female executives saw the signs that the economy was flagging two or three years ago. As a result, they have either realigned their current business structures or reinvented their businesses all together. This bunker mentality, combined with immediate action, may have saved many businesses from failure and made them stronger for the future. According to the results of a 2009 survey conducted by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) that polled over 100 of the top women business executives in Florida and Massachusetts, 67 women implemented salary cuts, layoffs and changes in their service offerings over the past couple of years."

Using Intuition in Business

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