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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.

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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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Modern Management

The Big Idea for Sunday, May 11, 2014

A leader must be able to create clarity in the organization on what the strategy is, what the objectives are that are being pursued and then how that strategy is going to be executed. Once this clarity is achieved, a remarkably diverse group of individuals can come together to accomplish common goals. 

In today's lesson, former Deloitte CEO explains how clarity is especially important when a leader is dealing with an enormous global organization. Fortunately, technology can help a leader transmit shared goals and, if you used correctly, technology can help a company gain a competitive advantage.  


  1. 1 Moments of Clarity: How 180,000 People Can Be 'As One'
    Big Think Editors Big Think Edge
  2. 2 Ted Sorensen on the Secrets of Effective Public Communication
    Ted Sorensen
  3. 3 What Really Happens At Work?
    Big Think Editors Inside Employees' Minds
  4. 4 Promoted to the Level of Incompetence
    Big Think Editors Inside Employees' Minds

Modern Management

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