The Intelligent Optimist

At the Intelligent Optimist, the international magazine on positive change, we celebrate people making a positive difference in a world that’s a better place than you think. We embrace the passion behind new ideas that inspire innovative solutions to some of our greatest challenges. And we explore the possibilities generated by fresh perspectives on everything from business and technology to health and the human spirit. Our magazine and our website,, are a tribute to the idea that without optimism, nothing will ever change.

Lobbyists: the new hidden persuaders?

"Who would choose to go to a session on free will at 10:30 on a Sunday morning? A few hundred of the most engaged, passionate and discursive participants I have encountered. As a neuroscientist on the panel I felt my science was aired and challenged in exemplary fashion. As a passionate believer in engagement I couldn’t have been more delighted."
Daniel Glaser, head, special projects, public engagement, Wellcome Trust

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