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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 →
the lavin weekly | Sep 29th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Europe’s Populism Problem, Personalizing Politics, Disaster Warning Systems, & Digital Age Breakups

In this Lavin Weekly, Yascha Mounk warns of the populist rise in Europe; Angie Thomas interviewed for PBS; Derek Thompson asks why the U.S. doesn’t have warning systems in place for natural disasters; and Esther Perel explains all the different ways we can be dumped in the digital age.  1. “It... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Sep 27th, 2017

Future Fest 2017, Jeremy Gutsche’s 3-Day Epic Innovation Conference, Is Underway

Future Festival 2017 Toronto—a three-day conference where the world’s best innovators gather to prototype their future—is happening now. Jeremy Gutsche, veteran Lavin keynote speaker and the festival’s founder and host, is also the CEO of TrendHunter.com: the #1 most powerful, predictive, and... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Sep 26th, 2017

From Halo to Hacking: New Speaker and Cybersecurity Expert Tarah Wheeler Is Leading the Charge for Women in Tech

Cybersecurity seems like someone else’s problem—until it’s yours. To Lavin’s latest speaker, Tarah Wheeler, it’s not just a problem—it’s a pleasure. As one of the nation’s leading authorities on digital security, Wheeler’s talks provide clear-cut intel into how (and why) we should protect our... Continue Reading →
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 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 Releases His Debut Book

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 →
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