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risk management | Mar 29th, 2018

Is Your Company or Project Headed for a Meltdown? Take the Quiz! (And Read the Critically Acclaimed New Book)

Meltdown: How Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It—ANDRÁS TILCSIK and CHRIS CLEARFIELD’s groundbreaking new book on the nature of modern meltdowns and how they can be avoided—has already been named one the Financial Times best business books, one of Indigo’s hottest new reads, and has... Continue Reading →
social change | Mar 26th, 2018

What Can We Learn From the Young Changemakers Marching for Their Lives Right Now?

Young changemakers are fed up, furious and fighting for real reform—and for the first time in decades it might actually happen. How have young people been able to make headway where so many others have failed? Jessica Kriegel, Karim Abouelnaga and Vanessa Grigoriadis speak on the singular power of... Continue Reading →
climate science | Mar 23rd, 2018

In Light of #EarthHour2018: Speakers Laurie Garrett and Jared Diamond on Creating a Sustainable Future for Our Planet

Every year on March 24th, the World Wildlife Federation spearheads Earth Hour, a symbolic hour in which we don’t use any electricity in solidarity with global efforts to secure nature and our home. Lavin’s Climate Science speakers, Laurie Garrett and Jared Diamond present hard questions: How have... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Mar 22nd, 2018

Wired Magazine’s Nicholas Thompson is the Leading Authority on the Facebook Data Breach and What it Means for Private Citizens

Last month, Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson wrote a gripping and comprehensive cover story about Facebook’s tumultuous last two years: suppressing conservative media, disseminating “fake news,” and failing to grasp the power of the platform. Now largely considered one of the leading... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Mar 21st, 2018

Cybersecurity Expert Laura Galante Tells Us How to Secure Our Digital Space in an Era of Weaponized Information

Investigations into Facebook’s mishandling of users’ data—which The New York Times reports as having already cost the company $50 billion—is shifting the way we think about digital security. In an age when every byte of information we share is for sale, cybersecurity analyst and speaker LAURA... Continue Reading →
workshops & interactive | Mar 19th, 2018

Does Your Event Need a Workshop? A Moderator? Audience Engagement? These Three Speakers Do It All

Does your event call for a workshop, a moderator, an MC, or some other form of hands-on audience engagement? Tom Wujec, Misha Glouberman, and Ritu Bhasin do it all—speak, teach, and get people out of their seats for entertaining and motivating sessions. Best of all, these presentations are tailored... Continue Reading →
stem | Mar 15th, 2018

These Women in STEM Are Forging a Path for the Younger Generation

These women are the trailblazers; the changemakers; the inspiration for a new generation of girls to follow their dreams and continue to transform the demographics of STEM (science, tech, engineering and math.) In talks they champion the need for diversity in these fields and explain exactly why... Continue Reading →
motivational | Mar 14th, 2018

So You Work 120 Hours a Week—Daniel Lerner Tells You How to Find Meaning Beyond the Minutes

You change every day, so your sense of success does too, says speaker and positive psychologist Daniel Lerner. Lerner, author of U Thrive—a guide to prospering through the college years and beyond—teaches audiences of all ages to find success (and the more elusive measure: meaning) in daily work... Continue Reading →
politics | Mar 13th, 2018

“A clear-eyed take on how liberal democracy fell.” Rave Reviews for Yascha Mounk’s The People vs. Democracy Are Already Rolling In

It’s only been out for a week, but already The Guardian, The New Yorker, Kirkus, and more are lauding Yascha Mounk’s The People vs. Democracy—an incisive analysis on why and how liberal democracy has broken, and what can be done to fix it— as one of the most important reads of the year. And even... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 12th, 2018

Real Solutions To Modern Meltdowns: Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik’s New Book is Out Now

“To be alive in the 21st century is to rely on countless complex systems that profoundly affect our lives—from the electrical grid and water treatment plants to transportation systems and communication networks to healthcare and the law. But sometimes these systems fail.” András Tilcsik and Chris... Continue Reading →
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