Women of Distinction | April 21, 2015
The Pleasures & Possibilities of Staying Single: Kate Bolick's New Book Spinster
— “Spinster is a triumph, a provocative and moving exploration of what it means for a woman to chart her own course,” says Malcolm Gladwell of speaker Kate Bolick's new book. Just released today, Spinster examines a new demographic shift: 100 million unmarried American women, whose ranks keep growing. It's both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir, a study of five pioneering single women, and a broader cultural...
Authors | April 17, 2015
First Look: Salman Rushdie's New Book, Two Years Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights
— Sir Salman Rushdie's new book is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: a novel that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. The cover image for the book was released today, in advance of its September 2015 publication. ...
Work | April 15, 2015
Can We Improve Decision-Making Skills? Introducing New Speaker Francesca Gino
— New Lavin speaker Francesca Gino is an expert in something most of us could use a little help with: decision-making. She is the author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan, a book that examines why our decisions get derailed and what we can do to stick to the plan—at work, in our personal lives, and as organizations....
Arts and Pop Culture | April 15, 2015
First Look: M Train, the New Book by Patti Smith
— Legendary musician and Lavin speaker Patti Smith has a new book coming out this fall. The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Smith's forthcoming memoir is M Train: an unforgettable odyssey into her mind, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. It will be released on October 6, 2015....
Science | April 10, 2015
The OCEAN of Personalities: Brian Little Talks Character Traits on The Agenda
— In his new book Me Myself and Us, personality and motivational psychology expert Brian Little asks: How does your personality shape your life...and what, if anything, can you do about it? Little appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin this week to talk about his book and what our character traits say about us. He and Paikin went through the OCEAN of personalities—Open; Conscientious; Extroverted; Agreeable; and...
TED Speakers | April 02, 2015
TED2015 Recap: David Lavin Shares His Thoughts on This Year's TED Conference
— The Lavin Agency President and CEO David Lavin is just back from TED2015, his 10th TED conference. Back at home in our Toronto office, he shared his thoughts on the event—check out the video above....
Investigate journalist Charles Fishman talks about his new book on curiosity, A Curious Mind, and highlights how we're not focusing enough on the value of being curious.