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the lavin weekly | Oct 13th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: The Death of Democracy, a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, The Trump Effect, and Disarming Ageism

This week on The Lavin Weekly, Yascha Mounk explains why younger people are dissatisfied with democracy; Nikole Hannah-Jones becomes a MacArthur Fellow; Maria Konnikova describes how social norms evolve; and Ashton Applewhite offers first steps for women to disarm ageism.     1. “Less than 1/3 of... Continue Reading →
motivational | Oct 11th, 2017

Icon, Olympian, Activist: Waneek Horn-Miller on Dialogue, Empathy, and the Hard Work of Indigenous Reconciliation

At 14, Waneek Horn-Miller was stabbed by a Canadian soldier for protesting developments on Mohawk land. Ten years later, she rebounded, becoming the first Canadian Mohawk woman to compete in the Olympics—and grace the cover of TIME. Today, she shows how reconciliation is possible: through listening... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Oct 11th, 2017

Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Been Named a MacArthur Fellow for Her Reporting on Racial Resegregation in American Schools

Nikole Hannah-Jones’ investigations into the re-segregation of the American education system have earned her a National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and, today, a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship—a distinction awarded to those who are forging truly significant progress... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Oct 11th, 2017

“Inside Donald Trump’s Head”: Speaker Randall Lane’s Exclusive Forbes Interview with the President Goes Viral

“Donald Trump didn’t get rich building businesses,” says Forbes editor Randall Lane in his instantly viral interview with the president. “Instead, his forte lies in transactions—buying and selling and cutting deals that assure him a win regardless of the outcome for others.”  Providing a rare and... Continue Reading →
motivational | Oct 10th, 2017

“Practice Matters More Than Games”: All-Star Hockey Dad and Motivational Speaker Karl Subban Releases How We Did It

Self-professed “hockey dad” and former school principal Karl Subban understands success in life (and on the ice), with three NHL-drafted sons—including famed player P.K. Subban—to prove it. The newly-released How We Did It is a must-read motivational, grit, and parenting primer from a sports-loving... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Oct 6th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: America Is Guns, The Origins of Creativity, Disrupted Mayonnaise, and How to Raise Pro-Athletes

In this edition of The Lavin Weekly, James Fallows’ defeated take on the tragedy in Las Vegas; Edward O. Wilson’s colorful description of humanity; Bianca Bosker profiles a Silicon Valley superstar; and Karl Subban explains how he raised three NHL stars.  1. “This is who we are.” In the... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 4th, 2017

Companies Do Better When They Embrace Inclusion and Diversity—And Here’s How. Ritu Bhasin’s Debut Book Is Available Today

Ritu Bhasin is a diversity and inclusion expert, an advocate for female leadership, and the president of a top diversity and inclusion-focused consulting firm. Out today, The Authenticity Principle was developed after years of helping global leaders and organizations leverage their team’s... Continue Reading →
behavioural economics | Oct 4th, 2017

With Today’s Complexity, Tiny Errors Can Lead to Enormous Meltdowns. It Can Happen to Any Organization, Says András Tilcsik

Our world is a network of complicated systems—think travel, healthcare, finance, or media. But because these systems are now so dizzyingly complex, even the smallest of errors can lead to enormous disasters. Enter András Tilcsik. As co-author of the hotly anticipated Meltdown, he maps why our... Continue Reading →
science | Oct 3rd, 2017

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Lavin Speaker Kip Thorne for History-Making Discovery of Gravitational Waves

One of the most innovative and influential scientists of our era, Kip Thorne has won the Nobel Prize for making vital predictions to identify gravitational waves and discern their signals from surrounding data.  Thorne, the Feynman professor of theoretical physics at California Institute of... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Oct 2nd, 2017

A Better Understanding of the Brain Can Make Us More Creative: The New Book From World-Renowned Neuroscientist David Eagleman

Neuroscientist David Eagleman “makes being a scientist look like fun” (The New York Times): he’s a bestselling author, the scientific advisor for HBO’s Westworld, host of PBS’s The Brain, a celebrated TED speaker, and right now, he’s actually helping deaf people hear. In his latest book The Runaway... Continue Reading →
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