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the lavin weekly | Nov 17th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Broken Glass, Brain Software, A La Carte Reality, and Contagious Violence

In this Lavin Weekly, Teju Cole explores the role of broken glass in photojournalism; David Eagleman asks about the brain’s basic cognitive software; Jelani Cobb talks about what it’s like to be a journalist in the Trump era; and Derek Thompson explains how mass shootings are infectious.  1. “The... Continue Reading →
grit | Nov 16th, 2017

Changing Behavior Means Changing the World: Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman on Making Good Habits Stick for Life

Anyone can drop a bad habit for a little while—but what about kicking it forever? Researchers Angela Duckworth (who literally wrote the book on Grit) and Katherine Milkman, a leading expert in behavioral economics, are investigating how to turn the intention to change into long-term reality.   “... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Nov 16th, 2017

Can Popularity Affect Professional Status? Psychologist Mitch Prinstein Offers Some Surprising Tips

  Mitch Prinstein hates to break it to you, but popularity still matters … at work. “Ideas offered by those most likeable will generate far greater buy-in, allegiance, and team cohesion,” says the distinguished professor of psychology, and author of the book Popular: The Power of Likeability in a... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Nov 14th, 2017

“Who is represented? Who is invisible?” A Public Sculpture by Titus Kaphar Confronts a University’s Past

Controversy around America’s public sculptures has swept the nation—how should such a complex legacy be represented? Enter Titus Kaphar, the visual artist and standing-O garnering TED speaker, whose newly unveiled campus sculpture has been described by The Atlantic as, “a bold, exquisite way to... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Nov 8th, 2017

Building a Creative Company Isn’t Luck—It’s a Science. David Eagleman, the World’s Coolest Neuroscientist, Explains

As machines advance, human imagination will become a company’s most valuable resource. This, says DAVID EAGLEMAN—neuroscientist, bestselling author and host of PBS’ The Brain—is the dawn of The Creativity Economy. In his new book, The Runaway Species, he explains why the brain is hardwired to... Continue Reading →
social change | Nov 7th, 2017

Reza Aslan: Fighting Islamophobia, Championing Diversity, and Now, in His New Book, Writing a Human History of God

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of CNN’s Believer, Reza Aslan continues his investigation of our relationship to religion—historically, and in the 21st century—with his fascinating new book God: A Human History, out today.  As discussed on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate show,... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Nov 6th, 2017

How Art Shapes Justice, Citizenship, and “What Humanity Looks Like”: Sarah Lewis, The Lavin Interview

When award-winning photography magazine Aperture asked Sarah Lewis to edit their “Vision and Justice” issue, she used the opportunity to redefine the parameters of American citizenship: “who belongs, who counts, what humanity looks like.” In her Lavin interview, she elaborates on the process of... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Nov 3rd, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Reclaiming ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Behavioral Architecture, The Irony of Ageism, and A Study in Solitude

In this Lavin Weekly, Wajahat Ali wants ‘Allahu akbar’ back; Adam Alter explains how to build screens out of your life; Ashton Applewhite’s review of a new ageism book offers insights of its own; and Kate Bolick explores solitude in the desert.  1. “I want ‘Allahu Akbar’ back.” “I say ‘Allahu... Continue Reading →
retail | Oct 31st, 2017

When Brands Run out of Growth, Joe Jackman Helps Them Rediscover Their Purpose. Here’s What He Did for Walgreens.

What did retail expert Joe Jackman do for Walgreens when it plateaued? He didn’t build more stores. He dug deep into the brand’s heritage—what was their purpose to begin with? How did it originate? What made it successful? It turns out, “[they weren’t] in the drugstore biz,” says Jackman. “[They]... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 30th, 2017

For 10 Years, New York Times Columnist Adam Bryant Asked 500 Top CEOs How They Lead. Here’s What He Learned.

“It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?” From there, Adam Bryant distilled hundreds of interviews into six practical steps to leadership, which he shared in his landmark New York Times column, Corner Office. Now, a... Continue Reading →
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