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authors | Oct 5th, 2016

First Look: Margaret Atwood’s New Book, Hag-Seed

The Hogarth Shakespeare Project began in October of last year, and since then, three of the Bard’s classics—The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, and The Winter’s Tale—have been repackaged into modern novels by well-known authors. The project’s fourth installment is Margaret Atwood’s Hag... Continue Reading →
arts & pop culture | Oct 4th, 2016

"Put regular folks on TV, tell interesting stories”: Rick Mercer Report Returns Tonight

Canada’s favourite comic—the one-of-a-kind Rick Mercer—returns to CBC tonight (Oct 4) for the fourteenth season of perennial standout the Rick Mercer Report. Check out the trailer below.   Mercer, one of Canada’s sharpest political satirists, also dropped by CBC Radio’s Metro Morning to discuss... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 3rd, 2016

Angelina Jolie in Talks to Star in Film Version of Maj. MJ Hegar’s Memoir

Major news! Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in the upcoming film Shoot Like a Girl: the big-screen adaptation of Lavin speaker Maj. MJ Hegar’s memoir of the same name.   Entertainment Weekly reports:   “The actress and filmmaker is in talks to star in Shoot Like a Girl, an adaptation of... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Oct 3rd, 2016

This Week: Jeremy Gutsche Hosts Trend Hunter’s Future Festival, October 5–7

This week, Toronto is home to one of the most exciting innovation events in the world. That’s right—Trend Hunter’s Future Festival is once again upon us: three days of dynamic keynotes and innovation workshops, on-trend cultural safaris, exclusive access to consumer insights, invaluable networking... Continue Reading →
lavin weekly | Sep 30th, 2016

Lavin Weekly #56: Grossman, Francis, Nair, & Fox

This week’s highlights: an Arthurian fantasy, a heartwarming film, irate landlords and puzzling polls. Read on!   1. Lev Grossman’s Next Book? Arthurian Epic The Bright Sword   Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy (and now a hit SyFy show entering its second season) has... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Sep 30th, 2016

Over 5 Million Views for Innovation Speaker Jeremy Gutsche’s “Better & Faster” Keynote

Major congratulations are due to one of our top innovation speakers, Jeremy Gutsche! His “Better & Faster” keynote—available to watch here—has surpassed five million views! An incredible achievement, but certainly not surprising. Once you witness Gutsche’s charisma, creativity, and unique insights... Continue Reading →
authors | Sep 29th, 2016

Two Great Canadian Books: Steve Patterson & Robin Esrock

September marks the release of long-awaited books from two of The Lavin Agency’s most vibrant and entertaining speakers: award-winning comic Steve Patterson and renowned adventurer Robin Esrock. Patterson, the long-standing host of CBC Radio One’s The Debaters, treats us to his debut book, The Book... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Sep 28th, 2016

Do More with Less: Introducing New Speaker Scott Sonenshein

In business and in life, do we need more to achieve more? In other words, are we held back by a lack of resources, money, or people—or can we do great things, despite our limitations? To Scott Sonenshein, author of the much-anticipated book Stretch (February, 2017), constraints are actually... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | Sep 27th, 2016

Debate Central: Ibbitson, Heffernan, & Leibovich Weigh in After Round One

Last night saw Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trade verbal blows in the first of three Presidential debates as the world looked on. Who hit harder on key policy points? Who swayed the undecided vote?   The Lavin Agency’s whip-smart political speakers know what yesterday’s debate signifies for... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 26th, 2016

New Videos: Daniel Lerner Helps You Find Your Passion

Positive psychology expert Daniel Lerner teaches NYU’s most popular elective, “The Science of Happiness”—a whirlwind of emboldening stories and actionable takeaways for improving mental health, well-being, and performance in all aspects of life. To Lerner, when we’re “harmoniously passionate” about... Continue Reading →
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