Nope, we’re not talking about U2. We’re talking about
And just who is he? He’s the literary agent of the
intellectual stars. He is to the thinking world what Scott Boras is to baseball.
If you’re a major scientific thinker, and if you can write for the
general public, you’ll likely find yourself in the Brockman stable, and
he’ll land you a major book deal. And you’ll be in good company.
Brockman represents Richard Dawkins (the author of the current
bestseller, The God Delusion), Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs & Steel), and Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence), just to name a
His website, Edge.org, features a good amount of content by — or
about — the visionary thinkers that he represents. You can find lots
of good reading here (the BBC calls it “Fantastically
stimulating…It’s like the crack cocaine of the thinking world…”)
and also a great video trove featuring many prominent scientific
thinkers talking about what they know best. Take a look around and
you’ll likely get the intellectual fix that you’re looking for.