Big Thinkers, Big Questions, Big Problems

Last century’s biggest tech giant reviews this century’s biggest thinker asking today’s biggest questions. Oh yeah, and it’s all in the world’s biggest newspaper.

Take note “specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart,” Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book and Bill Gates’ review of it in The New York Times are living arguments against hyper-specialized academics and materialistic technical experts.

Great things happen when our best minds turn away from narrow careerist goals and start addressing the big questions facing our collective life. Gates, once the head of a technological behemoth, is now the world’s leading humanitarian philanthropist. Harari, previously a grave-digging academic historian, is now a living exemplar of how humanities scholar can remain relevant in the 21st Century.

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

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