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cities | Oct 26th, 2016

Eric Klinenberg in the New Obama-Edited Issue of Wired:
On the Power of Community in Overcoming Climate Change

The new issue of WIRED magazine—which focuses on new frontiers in technology—was guest-edited by President Barack Obama. Featured in the magazine is a piece by social scientist and Lavin speaker Eric Klinenberg, who raises an interesting argument: In combating climate change, community may be just... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Oct 25th, 2016

Break the Rules, Be Yourself, Thrive:
Francesca Gino & HBR’s “Rebel Talent”

In last Friday’s Lavin Weekly, we told you all about “Rebel Talent,” Francesca Gino’s groundbreaking new series for Harvard Business Review. Every day from October 24 to November 1, the magazine will release new content related to “constructive nonconformity”—in essence, how your employees’ weird,... Continue Reading →

Lavin Weekly #59:
Briggle, Sax, Gino, & Ali

1. Adam Briggle to The Guardian: “Philosophy relevant? We had better hope so.”   In The Guardian, new speaker Adam Briggle and his Socrates Tenured co-author Robert Frodeman call for a better integration of philosophy and public policy. Today, scientific research overturns age-old beliefs and... Continue Reading →
behavioural economics | Oct 19th, 2016

How Biased Are We?:
Introducing New Speaker Chia-Jung Tsay

Are the decisions we make truly grounded in logic, or is there some other factor at work? New speaker Chia-Jung Tsay studies the non-conscious beliefs that guide our everyday actions—in short, judgment biases. Why, for example, do recruiters prefer those with natural talent to those who grind it... Continue Reading →
social entrepreneurship | Oct 17th, 2016

Funding Your Dreams:
Meet Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler

The Lavin Agency is pleased to welcome our newest exclusive keynote speaker, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler!  Strickler co-founded Kickstarter to help bring creative projects to life. In the process, he has started an important conversation about how companies can stick to their... Continue Reading →
lavin weekly | Oct 14th, 2016

Lavin Weekly #58:
Minhas, Agrawal, Prevette, Scudamore, & Tibbits

1. Minhas, Agrawal, & Prevette Crack Canadian Business’s Change Agents for 2016   Three of our innovation speakers—Manjit Minhas, Miki Agrawal, and Sarah Prevette—have been named to Canadian Business’s “Change Agents” list for 2016. The roster comprises “38 of the most exciting innovators,... Continue Reading →
authors | Oct 14th, 2016

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed “a brilliant retelling” of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

This week saw the release of Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood’s modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. And the reviews are flooding in: A.V. Club calls it “a brilliant retelling,” Paste says it “blurs the lines between genius and madness,” and the Los Angeles Review of Books argues that “Atwood... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Oct 13th, 2016

Jelani Cobb Explores Mass Incarceration in the New Netflix Documentary 13th

The much-talked-about Netflix documentary 13th shines a moving, galvanizing light upon the state of criminal justice in the U.S. Specifically, it examines a loophole in the 13th Amendment, ostensibly abolishing slavery, that has since allowed for the forced labor and mass incarceration of Americans... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | Oct 12th, 2016

Caution Inside the Clinton Campaign:
Mark Leibovich’s NYT Mag Cover Story

Mark Leibovich—one of our sharpest political analysts—has released another fresh and unmistakable look at the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton (or HRC). Titled, “I’m the Last Thing Standing Between You and the Apocalypse”—an actual quotation from Clinton!—this New York... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | Oct 11th, 2016

We Yearn for More Nuanced Conversations:
Rich Benjamin Responds to the 2nd Debate

With the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton now behind us, we turn to expert commentators to understand the cultural and political fallout to come. In a Lavin exclusive, Searching for Whitopia author and TED Speaker Rich Benjamin shares his thoughts on the... Continue Reading →
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