• news banner 2

Lavin News

The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

| Dec 22nd, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: The President’s Alternate Reality, Ending a Parenting Debate, and Suki Kim vs. a Public Radio Icon

In this Lavin Weekly, Yascha Mounk outlines a dark new era in American politics; Susan Pinker presents evidence to end the spanking debate once and for all; and Suki Kim’s takedown of a public radio icon earns her a spot on the Longreads Best Investigative Reporting of 2017 list.  1. “Mr. Trump,... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Dec 15th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: An Atlantic Interview, Fake News, Robot-Proof Kids, and What Really Caused the Agricultural Revolution

In this Lavin Weekly, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Atlantic Interview; Derek Thompson talks fake news; Martin Ford is asked if a person can robot-proof their kid’s future; and Reza Aslan breaks down the agricultural revolution.  1.“Whether you have integrated communities or segregated communities, you... Continue Reading →
technology | Dec 14th, 2017

Among the “Top Influencers” on LinkedIn for 2017 Is Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired

LinkedIn’s Top Voices: Influencers are those who are “curating what you need to know to stay ahead when it comes to understanding the world and your career.” This year, Wired editor-in-chief, Nicholas Thompson made the list (alongside Canadian superstar Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and GE Vice... Continue Reading →
writing | Dec 11th, 2017

The Best Speakers. The Best Writers. Lavin Exclusives Lead The Best American Writing of 2017

2017 is winding down, which means “best of” lists are burning up the Internet. But what about something you can read when the snow knocks out your Wi-Fi? The annual Best American series are a cultural barometer representing the upper echelon of writing. This year, six of our speakers are in them—a... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Dec 8th, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: Melting Ice, Digital Nudging, Surrealist J20 Nightmares, and The Psychology of Infidelity

In this Lavin Weekly, Laurence C. Smith explains where the water goes when Greenland melts; Shlomo Benartzi says digital nudges can make us better at life; Molly Crabapple sketches the J20 trials; and Esther Perel reveals why we cheat.  1. “As Greenland melts, where’s the water going?” In the... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Dec 7th, 2017

Adam Bryant Distills How the Most Effective CEOs Built Their Most Successful Teams

Adam Bryant has spent the last 10 years interviewing over 500 CEOs for his New York Times column, Corner Office. In an incredibly helpful (and viral) NYT piece this week he lays out exactly how the most effective leaders in business built their most successful teams.  1. Have a Plan. “You need... Continue Reading →
food | Dec 5th, 2017

How the “Sensefulness Mindset” Helps People (and Companies) Re-Engage with the World: The Lavin Interview with Bianca Bosker

At a glance, Bianca Bosker works like any hard-nosed detective: close reading the evidence around her until the case is solved. But there’s no crime in her scene—rather, Bosker looks to the world of her senses to make experiences more informed, enriched, and alive.  What if you were surrounded by... Continue Reading →
the lavin weekly | Dec 1st, 2017

The Lavin Weekly: The Opposite of Addiction, The Retail Revolution, Fighting the Media Apocalypse, and A Big Congrats!

In this Lavin Weekly, there’s a profile on Johann Hari; Doug Stephens highlights signs of the retail revolution; Derek Thompson explains how we can fight the media apocalypse; and FrancesCa Gino and Erin Meyer land on the Thinkers50 list. 1. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Nov 30th, 2017

Consumers Are Changing, and So Are Entrepreneurs. Kickstarter’s Co-founder, Yancey Strickler, on the Future of Success.

In less than a decade, Kickstarter—the world’s biggest and most successful crowdfunding site—has raised almost $3 billion dollars for new products, cutting-edge technologies, and even Oscar-winning movies. “We can resist and thrive,” says co-founder Yancey Strickler. Without formal business... Continue Reading →
retail | Nov 27th, 2017

“The Future of Retail Is Amazon—and It’s Not Even a Retailer.” Listen to Doug Stephens’ Excellent New Podcast.

Doug Stephens’ new podcast, Retail Prophet, kicked off this week with an analysis of Amazon: “Amazon is not a retailer at all. They’re a data, technology, logistics, service, innovation and media company that uses each of these competencies to weave a sticky web of conglomerate platforms.” This is... Continue Reading →
1 5 6 7 8 9 204