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  • First Look: Douglas Rushkoff’s New Book, <em>Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus</em> Innovation | February 08, 2016 First Look: Douglas Rushkoff’s New Book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

    — The digital economy is ruled by a host of intriguing concepts: big data, automation, algorithms, power law dynamics, the sharing and start-up economies. But are they actually designed for human prosperity? In other words, have technological advancements made life better for shareholders and the unemployed alike, or have they trapped and divided us in new ways? For media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, the answer’s clear:...

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  • Lavin Weekly 24: Duckworth, Dolan, Leffler, Prevette, & Prothero Exclusives | February 05, 2016 Lavin Weekly 24: Duckworth, Dolan, Leffler, Prevette, & Prothero

    1. Angela Duckworth Previews Her Upcoming Book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance...

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  • Advantage Allaster: Introducing New Speaker Stacey Allaster Sports | February 04, 2016 Advantage Allaster: Introducing New Speaker Stacey Allaster

    Today, the Women’s Tennis Association is a true intercontinental force. The tour’s prize pool is at an all-time high of $129 million, and athletes like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are household names. Yet much of the organization’s success must be owed to Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA from 2009 to 2015. Allaster took the helm during a rocky financial crisis, only to generate over $1B in...

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  • First Look: Adam Segal’s New Book, <em>The Hacked World Order</em> Big Data | February 03, 2016 First Look: Adam Segal’s New Book, The Hacked World Order

    — The Internet as libertarian utopia—a boundless source of free information, unimpeded economic exchange, and virtual anonymity—is certainly not the Internet of today (or tomorrow). Or so argues Adam Segal, Director of Cyberspace and Digital Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his upcoming book 

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  • A More Adult Magic: On the TV Adaptation of Lev Grossman’s <em>The Magicians</em> Authors | February 02, 2016 A More Adult Magic: On the TV Adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

    Lev Grossman’s NYT bestselling The Magicians made the spellbinding leap from print to screen this past December. Now three episodes in, the Syfy-based television series has been garnering enthusiastic reviews from critics around the country. Starring Jason Ralph and Stella Maeve, the moody, dazzling, and fx-charged...

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  • #AskASpeaker #8: Twitter Q&A with Steve Patterson Entertainers | February 01, 2016 #AskASpeaker #8: Twitter Q&A with Steve Patterson

    — Last week we held our eighth live Twitter Q&A—this time with none other than award-winning comedian, MC, and host of CBC’s The Debaters, Steve Patterson. If you still haven’t seen him on television (or heard him on CBC Radio), Patterson’s a thinking-person’s comic: well-versed in pop culture and current events, and a seasoned pro with both intimate comedy clubs and packed theatres. Serving...

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“The digital economy has gone wrong” argues @rushkoff. His new book *Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus* drops Mar. 1! https://t.co/y0mLheqHZb

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