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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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Finding Inspiration: What Do You Do When You're Uninspired?

July 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Searching for a job is almost inevitably stressful, but it can also be mentally draining: worrying about how you'll pay the rent or whether the wording on your resume will make you more attractive to an employer also has a way of leaving you feeling uncreative. The advice from this week's Summer School experts was about how to stay active and engaged in the world even when you're not getting a paycheck.

So what do you do when your creative batteries need recharging?

Take the poll, then find out what other Big Think readers are saying. Tell us: what is your favorite creative activity? Do you disagree with all of these options? Want to share a completely different bit of career wisdom? Have at it in the comments thread below...


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