Thought Leaders 2014: the most influential thinkers

Who is influencing the way we think today? Whose ideas are determining ours? With the help of software-based calculations, the GDI and MIT researcher Peter Gloor present the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking. It measures the global importance of creative minds.

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Thought Leaders 2014: name crunching as a method

The idea of lists is to add a little order to our complex lives. However, depending on the method and sources, either Aristotle ends up in first place in our Thought Leader ranking – or George W. Bush. Attempts are being made to track down the ‘big brains’ using big data.

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Trend Day 2012 – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.