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At the age of 26, with no industry experience, Chip Conley transformed a seedy San Francisco motel into The Phoenix, a world-renowned “rock ‘n roll hotel” catering to celebrities from […]
Lynda Resnick was only 19 years old when she founded a full-service advertising agency and is now the co-chairman of Roll International, the parent company of such lovable brands as […]
Twitter… Twitter.. Twitter. When I receive an email announcing that my dad in Florida is following me on twitter, I know something’s up. He has no Facebook account. It was […]
Unsigned local bands and their taste in music.
Feeling down about your employment prospects? Don’t. It’s just as bad over at Harvard Business School. As of late April, only 81% of graduating students from the Harvard Business School […]
New Jersey high schooler Steven Castellano spoke with Big Think today on all things neuroscientific. His forte is brain science, but we wouldn’t let him leave without first telling us […]
Howard Sosin was the kind of Wall Street dealmaker who flourished in the footloose days of the mid-80s. As the founder of AIG Financial Products, he invented many of the […]
The son of the father of modern reggae rode his lion of Judah into the Big Think studio today, and it wasn’t too long after we sparked the chalice of […]
Ziggy Marley, the four time Grammy Award-winning musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, is in the Big Think studio today promoting his new album […]
In Hollywood programming, rival brands can come together in a number of ways. There is the traditional cross-over cross-promotional episode. Think Flintstones meet the Jetsons or the Simpsons meet the […]
For most of us, looking at an image of an attractive man or woman is, to some degree, appealing. Advertisers know this, and so it’s not uncommon to see scantily […]
AIG was having all kinds of trouble remaining solvent when it received a government bailout before proceeding to commit multiple PR blunders in succession, particularly paying some $450 million in […]
As soon as we even breathe the word “sex” here in the Big Think office, headlines hop off the Google newswire fast enough to make even a liberal blogger wince. […]
Throwing mud on the notion that sexual relations in the Muslim world are but chaste couplings in poorly lit rooms for purely procreative purposes, merchants from Morocco to Indonesia are […]
I wish women would consider other women (especially those much older or much younger than themselves) less as enemies and more as friends, deep vaults of knowledge, wisdom, and empathy. Because it's the truth.
Nick Bilton, a designer, user interface specialist, technologist, journalist, hardware hacker, who is currently the design integration editor and user interface specialist at The New York Times and The Times […]
Our world needs youth leaders in our communities now from ages 14-25. We need to harness their energy and ideas, give the tools effective leadership and then let them lead! Our leaders in the US congress, corporations, and non-profits need term limits to ensure that the torches of leadership pass smoothly. This will allow our elders to Think Big about new projects as the pass existing programs onto others.
The party system in India requires modifying if not changing altogether because it is the primary cause of everything that's wrong in the governance of the country. In the U.K., Sir Paul Judge has founded an organization called The Jury Team that promotes independent candidates. Whether this could work in India or not is a moot point, given the vast difference in electorate size between India and the UK - but we certainly need to think out of the box if India is to realize its potential
There are a few ways to think about storing your gametes at -321 F for later use. On the one hand, cryopreservation could be one of the greatest tools would-be […]
Infants may not be capable of quantum mathematics, but they very well may be capable of deeper insights than once thought.
A new survey of Indian CEOs raise questions about the role of confidence to successful leadership. The current economic crisis has posed a lot of questions about leadership in difficult […]
There’s a protracted feud brewing between media old and new on a battlefield ruled by brevity—Twitter. The reason evades me, but the terse blog site has now become sine qua […]
The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the layers are coming off. This could mean only one thing at Big Think: it’s time to consider sex and the […]
As if checking out satellite photos of your home’s rooftop weren’t enough fun, Google Earth expanded to the bottom of the the ocean, the surface of Mars, and, of course, […]
Add to the Gladwellian oeuvre on talent, precocity and its discontents, a few notes on how practice can make perfect from another pretty smart guy, David Brooks. Brooks shies away […]
A system offering viable Political MicroTransaction (1 cent to legal limits) with Electoral/Geographic Networking DRIVE the natural growth of a Distributed Network for effective Speech & Association in the SCALED Commons. A For-Profit model with Exit Strategy by sale to the donor base then becomes a check on government and large private interests & is a neglected FUNDAMENTAL for scaling Political Speech. Prototype & FAQ https://www.Chagora.com/faq.aspx
AIG Financial Products founder Howard Sosin on why the government needs to assume temporary ownership of failed banks.
Condi’s freak-out comes midway through a Q & A on American foreign policy under Bush in a Stanford University dorm. One contrarian student decides to replay a scene from Smackdown, […]
Local government can make billions of dollars / year by operating local, Narrow, State-chartered, 4% mortgage banks