I think you can have a ridiculously enormous and complex data set, but if you have the right tools and methodology then it's not a problem.
I've found that when everyone rallies behind a cause, and when they learn their effort can contribute something bigger, they get engaged.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
Geniuses come in many shapes and colors, and they often run in packs. If you can find one, it may lead you to others. Collaborate with geniuses. Send them your spells. Look carefully at theirs. What could you do together? Combination is creation.
When I look at a pie chart, I just go numb.
The trouble with progress is that it tends to happen slowly and quietly. It's not necessarily going to shout about itself, or make the nightly news like a disaster or a scandal would.