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 […]
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.
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.
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.
It's always been our brains.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. French philosopher and filmmaker "BHL" on evil, complacency, and the necessity of outsider thinking.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Media entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatatbeh and host Jason Gots wrestle with tough questions about identity, power, and Islamic feminism.
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Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends.
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 […]
Look who went and got himself a talk show. Big Think's regular contributor Bill Nye will be on Netflix in 2017!
All those donated clothes are interrupting production of local textiles.
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?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Psychologist Paul Bloom wants us to abandon empathy as a guide to moral decision making. He's probably right.
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 […]
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Philosopher of mind Peter Godfrey-Smith on octopus consciousness, free will, and an extinct sea-worm he'd like to resurrect.
The Job Guarantee is a policy proposal that would have the state function as an employer of last resort.
The world today is far more complex than it was 200 years ago, but the speeches and writings of the Founding Fathers point to a common general principle.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. "Vampire Chronicles" author Anne Rice on superstition, science, and why she thinks Freddie Mercury was a vampire.
Diversity in the workplace is a long-standing issue for many companies. Diversity and inclusion training programs aim to help improve interactions between employees with different backgrounds; however, getting the lessons […]
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author, Podcaster, and "Human Guinea Pig" Tim Ferriss on death, ignoring most of the news, and sake as a secret weapon for podcasting.
NASA is close to testing its next-generation nuclear fission reactors that would power a Mars colony and propel space exploration.
The researcher behind some well-known gender studies is accused of making them all up.
Self-Directed Learning (SDL) initiatives make employees pick and choose what they learn and when. Enabling employees to learn independently rather than from a formal training schedule offers benefits that can […]
Mark Twain once said that God created war so that Americans would learn geography. Twain died before World War I, but his sardonic remark still has meaning.