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

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World Renowned Bloggers

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

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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.

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How to Reach Your Potential

April 15, 2013, 1:36 PM
Success

Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan, leadership expert and author of the highly successful book, What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, regularly advises executives and students on how to tackle these questions. In his indispensable new book, What You're Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential, Kaplan shares a specific and actionable approach to defining your own success and reaching your potential.  

In a series of videos on this blog, Kaplan will be sharing key insights from this book. 

In the video below, Kaplan explains how success is not about meeting someone else's definition, but reaching your potential by defining it on your own terms. 

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How to Reach Your Potential

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