— Where do new ideas really come from? And why should we learn to embrace failure as a necessary part of the journey to success? Speaker Sarah Lewis answers these essential questions in her new book The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. Published this week, the book is one of the season's most anticipated, and Lewis has been chosen to speak at this month's
Big Data | March 04, 2014
Live at Lavin: Douglas Stephens on Big Data's Retail Revolution [VIDEOS]
— In a recent visit to Lavin's Toronto office, Douglas Stephens spoke to us about big data—what it is, how it should be used, and what its potential really is. Stephens is one of the most influential retail futurists on the planet. He constantly has his finger on the pulse of what's new, what's hot, and what's forthcoming—he is one...
— In a comprehensive new study, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute set out to answer these questions: Who are the thought leaders shaping today's discourse on the future of society and the economy? Whose ideas are defining and changing our lives? The 2013 Global Thought Leaders list emerged, featuring several influential Lavin speakers. The study used a number of factors to measure influence,...
Science | February 24, 2014
How to Grow a Bone Without a Body: Nina Tandon's New TED Video
— TED Senior Fellow and science speaker Nina Tandon is the co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. In a new TED video (embedded above), Tandon and her co-founder Sarindr Bhumiratana describe the work they're doing and the incredible impact it could have on human health. ...
Business Strategy | February 19, 2014
Heather Payne at 99U: The Importance of Creative Side Projects [VIDEO]
— At the recent 99U conference, Heather Payne, who is the founder of Ladies Learning Code and Hacker You, talked about side projects. This young entrepreneur is changing the way we learn about technology through low-cost workshops for women and career-focused skills training for aspiring programmers. But how did she go from a simple idea to the founder of a non-profit organization and thriving business? It all started with a tweet, she...
Olympics | February 13, 2014
Olympics Speakers Mark McMorris and Charles Hamelin Win Medals in Sochi
— The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games are well underway, and there has been no shortage of inspiring moments: medals won and lost, athletes helping one another cross the finish line, siblings standing on the podium side-by-side. Today, we're highlighting two of our favourite moments from the Games so far: Mark McMorris and Charles Hamelin's medal wins....
Heather Payne, founder of Ladies Learning Code, talks about the importance of side projects at the Behance 99U Conference.