Gabe Zichermann did not move to New York City for the Mexican food. In fact, he schedules layovers in California simply to satisfy his chronic cravings for Mission Street burritos. The gay entrepreneur is part of Big Think’s series with StartOut, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship in the LGBT community. Zichermann founded rmbrME, a program that allows people to share resumes and business cards by virtually “beaming” them to others.
Zichermann has an important message for aspiring entrepreneurs, and it’s pretty simple: get the train one foot out of the station. Many people have innovative business ideas but never act on them, even in the slightest bit. That first step is what could separate you from the rest of the pack. He also spoke to Big Think about what it’s like being a gay man in a world of startups; to Zichermann, it's an advantage, as he’s been given the power to build his own corporate culture.
Understanding thinking talents in yourself and others can build strong teams and help avoid burnout.
- Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.
- Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.
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Rediscovering the principles of self-actualisation might be just the tonic that the modern world is crying out for.
Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest.
Using a new process, a mini-brain develops retinal cells.
- Mini-brains, or "neural organoids," are at the cutting edge of medical research.
- This is the first one that's started developing eyes.
- Stem cells are key to the growing of organoids of various body parts.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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