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trends | Oct 31st, 2016

Why Analog (Still) Matters: David Sax on the Enduring Value of Vinyl, Polaroids, Moleskines, & More

Awash in digital technology, we still crave tactile, analog goods and experiences, says author David Sax. His third book (following the food-trend-focused Save the Deli and The Tastemakers) is called The Revenge of Analog, and it chronicles the improbable comeback of real, physical stuff—like vinyl... Continue Reading →
lavin weekly | Oct 28th, 2016

Lavin Weekly #60: Atwood, Benartzi, & Oxman

1. For Meaning, Look to the Language: Margaret Atwood in Quartz   The bane of many an English student’s existence is the dreaded “What was the author trying to say?” question. It’s often followed by overcomplicated discussions of themes and veiled messages—an elaborate puzzle laid out by the... Continue Reading →
mental health | Oct 28th, 2016

Sing it Loud: Choir! Choir! Choir! to Close out CSAE National Conference

This Wednesday to Friday (October 26-28), The Lavin Agency is on hand at the 2016 Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference, and we’ve brought along a special guest. International singing sensation Choir! Choir! Choir! is set to wrap up the event today with a one-of-a-kind... Continue Reading →
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

Nonconformists—Those with “Rebel Talent”—Can Make Your Organization Thrive, Says Francesca Gino

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 david sax | Oct 21st, 2016

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

What Do We Look for in Teammates, Candidates, and Leaders? Chia-Jung Tsay Reveals Our Non-Conscious Biases

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

Blurring the “lines between genius and madness”: Literary Legend Margaret Atwood’s New Book

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 →
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