Exclusives | October 09, 2015
Lavin Weekly #10: Virginia Heffernan, Edward O. Wilson, & David Sax
— 1. Virginia Heffernan Moderates “The Next Big Thing” with Joi Ito & Fareed Zakaria...
Authors | October 08, 2015
Highly Comic, Highly Affecting: Sloane Crosley’s First Novel, The Clasp
— Sloane Crosley’s eagerly-awaited first novel, The Clasp, released this week, is earning rave reviews. “Crosley is already an established humorist,” The New York Times reminds us, “and her signature wit is sharp as ever here.” Calling the novel “highly comic, highly affecting,” The Times points to her...
Social Change | October 07, 2015
Watch Kimberley Motley Drop the Law in This New Documentary Trailer
— Kimberley Motley—former Miss Wisconsin, Afghanistan’s only foreign litigator, and force for human rights—stars in a new documentary called, appropriately, Motley’s Law. The film gives us an insider’s glimpse into a world of persecution so few of us will ever experience, and into Motley’s own incredible...
Science | October 06, 2015
First Look: Maria Konnikova’s New Book, The Confidence Game
— Ever wonder why we so easily fall for scams, cons, and schemes? Why do we find exploiters and conmen so persuasive? To bestselling author Maria Konnikova, those too-good-to-be-true, once-in-a-lifetime offers are a perfect match for our brain chemistry. In fact, we’re wired to believe in the most duplicitous deals, and no one’s immune. In her new book
Entrepreneurship | October 05, 2015
Manjit Minhas & Joe Mimran Make Their Dragons’ Den Debut This Wednesday
— Season 10 of Dragons’ Den begins this Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on CBC television—and two of our exclusive keynote speakers are joining the series. Tune in to catch author, multi-business entrepreneur, and $155 million “beer baron” Manjit Minhas, as well as sartorial icon, brand master, and major investor Joe Mimran as they endorse the projects...
Environment | October 05, 2015
#AskASpeaker #1: Twitter Q&A with Charles Fishman
— On Thursday, October 1st, we held our inaugural Twitter Q&A—the first in a series of half-hour chats with some of our pro-Twitter and exclusive keynote speakers. Q&A #1 was with water, Wal-Mart, and curiosity expert Charles Fishman....
David Eagleman is a daring young scientist who provides a new understanding of our brains—and ourselves. As a speaker, this Guggenheim Fellow and NYT bestselling author is energizing, edifying, and able to connect scientific discovery to any field. He’s the writer and host of the upcoming PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman: a six-hour international event on what it means to be human. This television series will tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on an epic, visually stunning journey into why we feel and think the things we do.