big ideas

The short history of global living conditions

These five charts tell a story that too many don’t yet know. It’s the same story that Hans Rosling told up until his death. It’s the story of the world getting better – way better – over the decades and […]

big ideas

Reasons for optimism.

Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wegner shares reasons for being an optimist in the face of a lot of global troubles in this 23-minute video from a conference. | learn more

big ideas

Deaths for children under 5 have dropped 50% over 2 decades.

In part, we have Bill & Melinda Gates to thank for this. “There is a clear delineation in improved results after 2000, when ‘the world started investing more in global health, and in particular global health institutions,’ Melinda said.” | learn more

big ideas

Bill Gates: What I learned at work this year.

Basically, the only things he works on are big ideas, so this fits nicely here. “Bill Gates looks back on 2018, and shares a few thoughts on what’s going well and what isn’t with innovation in some specific areas that […]