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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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Anticipate Change

The Big Idea for Thursday, May 01, 2014

It's called a disruption, because it transforms industries. But more ominously it means that the industry didn't see it coming.

We're often told to embrace change, and from preserving our own sanity to flourishing during times of instability, this strategy has clear benefits. What's even more advantageous is learning how to anticipate change and get ahead of an industry shift.

Today's big idea explores the best strategies for navigating change and learning to catch the wave before it breaks. 


  1. 1 Manage Change in a Hyper-Changing World
    Big Think Editors Big Think Edge
  2. 2 Change is Coming
    Daniel Burrus Flash Foresights from Daniel Burrus
  3. 3 The Rules of Influence
    Jag Bhalla Errors We Live By
  4. 4 Set Microresolutions
    Big Think Editors Big Think Mentor

Anticipate Change

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