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Our mission is to make you smarter, faster. At Big Think, we introduce you to the brightest minds and boldest ideas of our time, inviting viewers to explore new ways to work, live, and understand our ever-changing world. 

“Big Think challenges common sense assumptions and gives people permission to think in new ways.

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Alex Berezow – Executive Editor (

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Big Think is owned by Freethink Media and is part of an ecosystem of publications reimagining the news. 

At Freethink, we believe the daily news should inspire people to build a better world. While most media is fueled by toxic politics and negativity, we focus on solutions: the smartest people, the biggest ideas, and the most ground breaking technology shaping our future.

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