Business Strategy | May 04, 2016
New Videos: Randall Lane Navigates the Changing Terrain of Business
— As the editor of Forbes Magazine, Randall Lane stands on the cusp of what’s new in business—especially businesses leveraging nascent technology to innovate and disrupt. And with Lane at the helm, the publication hit record-breaking readership numbers (6.7 million in the U.S. alone). In these new videos, Lane touches on several timely topics—hot...
Education | May 03, 2016
Passion and Perseverance: Angela Duckworth’s Grit Hits Stores Today
— One of the most talked-about new books in education is Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, and it’s available for purchase today. The book is the culmination of years of research on the titular concept—an elusive blend of purpose and persistence that Duckworth believes may be paramount in determining high-level...
Economics | May 02, 2016
New Videos: Douglas Rushkoff Dismantles the New Economy for Big Think
— Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff surveys the modern economy and sees a broken machine, stubbornly plodding along on old software. We’re stuck in the past, he says, blindly following the outdated principle of “growth above all.” But we have the ability to change. In his latest book, Throwing Rocks at...
Authors | May 02, 2016
From Page to Screen: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale Hits Hulu in 2017
— On Friday, Hulu announced that it will be adapting Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale into a 10-episode series, set to air sometime in 2017. Elisabeth Moss—best known for her role on AMC’s Mad Men—will star as Offred, while Bruce Miller of The 100 fame will direct....
Exclusives | April 29, 2016
Lavin Weekly #35: Jackson, Seaman, Robison, & Heffernan
— 1. Prison to the Pen: Mitchell S. Jackson’s The Residue Years Comes to Vimeo...
Digital and Social Media | April 28, 2016
First Look: Amber MacArthur’s New Book, Outsmarting Your Kids Online
— With the advent of the Internet, accessing mass amounts of information has become quicker and easier than ever. And while this is a boon to industries and individuals alike, it doesn’t come without its drawbacks. In her new book Outsmarting Your Kids Online: A Safety Handbook for Overwhelmed Parents, author and digital strategist Amber MacArthur dissects...
In a riveting interview conducted by Riaz Meghji, Mohamed Fahmy recounts tales of his imprisonment in Egypt, the importance of journalism, and what this means to each of us in today’s society.