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leadership | Sep 26th, 2017

Authors, Entrepreneurs, Transformative Leaders: These Five Top Speakers Can Optimize Your Corporate Culture

Corporations are complex ecosystems. In order to be healthy, they require solid leaders, thoughtful communication, inclusivity, and diversity in every sense of the word. Adam Bryant, Maureen Chiquet, Ritu Bhasin, Misha Glouberman, and anThony Tjan speak to every level of a corporation, improving... Continue Reading →
food | Sep 25th, 2017

Engage the Senses to Generate Obsession: NYT Bestselling Author of Cork Dork Bianca Bosker is Our Latest Lavin Speaker

What if you could find out how to make your product or service more deliciously alluring? Meet Bianca Bosker, the latest addition to the Lavin roster—a journalist and instant New York Times bestselling author who knows customer obsession to her bones. The key? Sensefulness.  Smart companies know... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Sep 21st, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Instagram’s Hate Filter, Cracks in the Administration, A First for Marvel, & a New Innovator in Residence

In this edition of The Lavin Weekly, Nicholas Thompson explores the ethics of Instagram’s hate speech filter; Matt Taibbi questions the president’s sanity (for real this time); the latest issue of Gabby Rivera’s America is out just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month; and Jer Thorp is the 2017... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Sep 21st, 2017

A Town Wants to Secede From Its School District: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ NYT Mag Cover Story Probes the Return of Segregation

In her recent, rigorous, and heart-stopping cover story for The New York Times Magazine Education Issue, National Magazine Award-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones delivers a probing view into the black population of Jefferson County, Alabama, as they try to live freely in a town looking to resegregate the... Continue Reading →
social entrepreneurship | Sep 20th, 2017

Lavin Signs Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler, An Entrepreneur In the Business of Doing Good

New speaker Yancey Strickler is the co-founder of Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowd-funding platform for creative projects, raising nearly $2.5 billion in its short history. It’s also a Public Benefit Corporation, meaning it’s legally obligated to consider its societal impact. “I think there... Continue Reading →
creativity | Sep 19th, 2017

“Creative courage is more than a strategy. It’s a way of life”: Formerly of Cirque du Soleil, Welby Altidor’s New Book is Out

For 15 years, Welby Altidor led one of the most innovative artistic organizations in  the world—Cirque de Soleil—where he was Executive Creative Director. His first book, Creative Courage (out today), offers inspiration, insight, and actions to take your own ambitions to new heights. During his... Continue Reading →
authors | Sep 18th, 2017

In a Historic Sweep, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale Wins Eight Emmys, Including Outstanding Drama Series

With thirteen Emmy nominations and eight wins, Margaret Atwood received the biggest standing ovation of the night for The Handmaid’s Tale, the Hulu adaptation of her dystopian classic.  Set in a totalitarian society where women enslaved based on their fertility, the story imagined by Atwood more... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Sep 15th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Resegregation in the U.S., Confronting Racial Bias, Marriage Anxiety in the White Working Class, and a Modern Hajj

In this Lavin Weekly, Nikole Hannah-Jones reveals resegregation in the U.S., Ritu Bhasin shows us how to combat everyday racial bias, Rich Benjamin explains why Hilary Clinton’s marriage mattered, and Wajahat Ali takes us on a modern hajj.   1. “The names of towns and neighborhoods can serve as... Continue Reading →
authors | Sep 14th, 2017

Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace Netflix Adaptation Is Led by an All-Star (and All-Female) Team

After the success of The Handmaid’s Tale—Hulu’s most watched show ever, nabbing 13 Emmy nominations—Netflix is adapting another Margaret Atwood novel: the Giller-winning, Booker-shortlisted murder mystery Alias Grace, written, produced and directed by women.  Every episode is directed by indie... Continue Reading →
college | Sep 13th, 2017

Suki Kim is One of The Only Writers to Ever Live Undercover in North Korea. Now’s the Time to Listen.

Suki Kim is one of the only writers to ever live undercover in North Korea. Completely immersed, intimate with people no other outsider will ever meet, her rare knowledge about the world’s most mysterious and unpredictable nuclear power is both crushing and captivating. And with the type of... Continue Reading →
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