Authors | September 03, 2015
“We Need Fiction”: Salman Rushdie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
— Sir Salman Rushdie—one of our most celebrated authors and brilliant provocateurs—appeared last night alongside Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Appearing on NBC to promote Two...
New Speakers | September 02, 2015
If These Clothes Could Talk: Introducing New Speaker Emily Spivack
— What makes our clothing—everything from high-fashion heels to everyday kicks—so evocative? What makes our boots, watches, skirts and sandals so redolent of meaning and history? In Emily Spivack’s intimate talks and workshops, we can reimagine personal belongings not only as time capsules of identity and memory, but as powerful—and relatable—devices that tell the stories of our lives....
Entrepreneurship | September 01, 2015
New Video Showcases Jessica Jackley’s Entrepreneurial Spirit
— Jessica Jackley—Kiva co-founder and author of Clay Water Brick—stopped by the University of Pennsylvania as an Authors@Wharton guest lecturer. In this video interview (and podcast!), titled “Entrepreneurs Doing the Most with the Least,” Jackley shares her entrepreneurial...
Digital and Social Media | August 31, 2015
Geek Heretic: Kentaro Toyama Talks Technology in The Guardian
— In “Blinded by technology: has our belief in Silicon Valley led the world astray?”, The Guardian speaks to MIT fellow Kentaro Toyama about his recent book Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. This compelling interview captures Toyama’s journey...
Exclusives | August 28, 2015
Lavin Weekly #4: Packer, Gino, Rushkoff, Thompson
— 1. George Packer Asks If Suburban Paris Is an Incubator for Terrorism...
Innovation | August 26, 2015
See Like an Ethnographer: Leah Hunter on Embracing Your Vision
— Renowned cultural ethnographer and tech forecaster Leah Hunter gave an inspiring keynote, dubbed “How to See the Future,” at the International Startup Festival 2015. The talk identifies three key methods to embrace your natural creativity, follow your intuition, and see the world with refreshing curiosity. While certainly reflective of Hunter’s own personal experiences, these insights are also informed by her intensive research following Fortune 100 brands and some of...
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads from his new work, Between the World and Me—a slim but powerful book on race and America.