Re: What is the world's biggest challenge in the coming decade?
I think that Peter Thiel has a lot of knowledge about finance and what's going on in the global economy and I hope his optimism is well informed and well placed.
Myself, I remain neutral at the moment because I do not think, from the information I'm synthesizing, that the fundamentals of our world can remain unchanged for much longer.
Damned if we do, damned if we don't? For sure. Change is around the corner: it can be the controlled, conscious change brought about by resourceful, effective people or an uncontrolled spiraling out of control.
The biggest challenge? Health and Education: Healthy people make healthy choices and informed people make informed choices. The challenge will be to enable people to become healthy and educated -- in the United States, this fundamental area will trump energy as a problem.
Malcolm Gladwell teaches "Get over yourself and get to work" for Big Think Edge.
- Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
- At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
You can say 'no' to things, and you should. Do it like this.
- Give yourself permission to say "no" to things. Saying yes to everything is a fast way to burn out.
Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.
- Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?
- Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer.
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