For many companies, particularly those in the tech and manufacturing sectors, innovation is the lifeblood of the company. Entire advocacy groups have been created with the basic goal of protecting […]
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Ayelet Waldman on parenting, identity, and how LSD microdosing changed her life for the better.
A new study shows how feelings of empathy can be potentially harmful to your health.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Artificial Intelligence inventor Ben Goertzel on thinking (and feeling) machines.
Look who went and got himself a talk show. Big Think's regular contributor Bill Nye will be on Netflix in 2017!
Some experts take issue with Elon Musk’s frightening warning about AI taking over.
Employees at 32M, a company based in Wisconsin, now have the option of getting microchipped. Workers implanted with the RFID chip will be able to open doors, store medical info, and pay for purchases. Should this be the future workplace?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson on culture as the inescapable weapon.
Scientists discover that under certain conditions two kinds of water exist.
Innovation is often thought of as the result of rare genius. To create a new solution to an old problem that is both more efficient and practical than older methods […]
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Rolling Stone political journalist Matt Taibbi on the media and political circus of the 2016 campaign trail, the search for happiness, and where we go from here.
It's always been our brains.
Organizations of all kinds are putting a whole new emphasis on their “company culture.” A strong and positive company culture promotes employee well being, satisfaction, and drive—which translates into higher […]
Many people will try to give you hope or sell it to you, says Richard M. Cohen, who was diagnosed with MS at 25, and has battled two bouts of cancer, but hope is an internal discovery.
David Eagleman, neuroscientist and host of 'The Brain' on PBS, will speak at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited.
Spontaneous talk on unexpected topics. Comedian and author Isy Suttie on the terrors of adulthood and more. Surprise ideas from Paul Bloom, Maysoon Zayid, and Slavoj Žižek.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. French philosopher and filmmaker "BHL" on evil, complacency, and the necessity of outsider thinking.
If you're not doing relational thinking, you're not really thinking, says psychotherapist Esther Perel. Understanding how complementarity between people and partners works is critical to success.
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The Big Think+ team is thrilled to present 23 brand new videos! The experts featured below are diverse in both their backgrounds and skill sets, ranging from a theoretical physicist […]
Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Media entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatatbeh and host Jason Gots wrestle with tough questions about identity, power, and Islamic feminism.
North Korea has a long history of making bellicose threats that defy global norms. So does that mean the country's leaders are irrational, and will act irrationally?
All those donated clothes are interrupting production of local textiles.
Innovation training encourages the kind of creativity and problem solving that can lead to breakthroughs in business.
As a leader, setting up an innovation training course for your employees can be tough. Not only do you have to account for how employees access training resources (online video […]