Economics | August 23, 2013
Crowd Favorites: Lavin Speakers Selected For CNN's "99 Must-Reads" List
— CNN posted a list of its "99 Must-Reads On Income Inequality" today, and the work of five keynote speakers from The Lavin Agency made the cut! The suggestions came from a reader survey the news outlet posted online and the finalists were widdled down by a CNN editor. One professor wrote to CNN saying she plans to draw from this list as part of her course syllabus, and, many readers were excited to dive...
Religion | August 01, 2013
Standing Room Only: Reza Aslan Gives A Keynote On Zealot To A Full House
— Earlier this week, Zealot, by religions speaker Reza Aslan, skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon's Bestseller list. Now, the bestselling author and scholar is attracting a full house at keynote speaking events, too. As The Daily Beast reports, Aslan's
Economics | May 24, 2013
Work Hard—But Take Time To Enjoy Your Money, Too: Elizabeth Dunn on CNN
— "The logic is so simple: If I work hard now, the money I earn will give me the opportunity to do all the things that make me happy later," Elizabeth Dunn and Happy Money co-author Mike Norton write in a CNN blog post. We assume that if we work hard...
Motivation | May 23, 2013
Half-Life: How Joshua Prager Exerted "Agency Over An Ungovernable Act"
— After a terrible car accident left Joshua Prager with a broken neck (which initially rendered him a temporary quadriplegic, and, eventually, left him a hemiplegic) he was full of questions. "Was it owing to the crash that I was not married, that I was ever-mindful of time, that people seemed to tell me what they told no one else?" the motivation speaker writes in a new
Science | March 12, 2013
Think Long & Hard Before Peeking Into Your Genetic Future: Arthur Caplan
— "Would you want to know your future if science could tell it to you?" Science and bioethics speaker Arthur Caplan posed this question in a new opinion piece on CNN—and it's one with a fairly complicated answer. Genetic testing, he says, can give you insight into what your genes hold in store...
New Speakers | January 10, 2013
Braving The Elements: George Kourounis On How To Weather Any Storm
— Most people run from extreme weather. George Kourounis, on the other hand, is constantly putting himself in the storm's path—intentionally. One of the world's most active storm chasers, and our newest speaker, Kourounis is the first person to have filmed inside of three of the most fierce natural forces on the planet: a tornado, the eye of a hurricane, and an active volcano. 15 years ago he began chasing storms and has since...
"People are assets, not liabilities," says Bill Strickland in this inspiring video. For thirty years, Strickland has used his innovative arts and training centers to transform the lives of thousands of impoverished adults and teenagers. "By my creating this environment in the inner city, I was able to demonstrate that children who had been written off by life could become extraordinary people," he says. "By creating nurturing environments, you get innovation."