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innovation | Mar 16th, 2017

Sneak Peak: David Robertson’s The Power of Little Ideas, from LEGO to Gatorade

The Power of Little Ideas, Wharton professor David Robertson’s latest book after 2015’s Brick by Brick, goes even deeper into LEGO's particular model of innovation. And this company wasn’t alone, according to the book’s new trailer. Brands like Gatorade, Disney, and Victoria's Secret all used a... Continue Reading →
innovation | May 10th, 2016

Maria Konnikova Links Procrastination to Creativity in Quartz

“You’re actually doing the smartest and most productive thing in the world if you waste time,” says author Maria Konnikova, as procrastinators everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. According to Konnikova, the best approach for a new creative assignment is to delay starting it for a while.... Continue Reading →
innovation | Feb 7th, 2016

First Look: Douglas Rushkoff’s New Book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

The digital economy is ruled by a host of intriguing concepts: big data, automation, algorithms, power law dynamics, the sharing and start-up economies. But are they actually designed for human prosperity? In other words, have technological advancements made life better for shareholders and the... Continue Reading →
innovation | Aug 25th, 2015

See Like an Ethnographer: Leah Hunter on Embracing Your Vision

Renowned cultural ethnographer and tech forecaster Leah Hunter gave an inspiring keynote, dubbed “How to See the Future,” at the International Startup Festival 2015. The talk identifies three key methods to embrace your natural creativity, follow your intuition, and see the world with refreshing... Continue Reading →
innovation | Aug 24th, 2015

How Privacy Fuels Creativity: Sarah Lewis in IAPP Video

In this impactful clip, author and critic Sarah Lewis re-affirms the importance of privacy as an essential element of the creative process—and one we often overlook. Speaking at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015, Lewis argues: “putting something out there in the world requires a temporary removal... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jul 30th, 2015

Motivation by Inspiration: Doreen Lorenzo on Empathetic Leadership

Traditional wisdom relates business success with a dog-eat-dog, take-no-prisoners style of leadership. But in “Leading, the Inside Game,” leadership speaker Doreen Lorenzo makes a compelling case for soft skills—empathy, humour, and patience—as "the very things that could turn an average leader into... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 17th, 2015

Better and Faster by Jeremy Gutsche Has "Epic" Launch at SXSW

Innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche launched his new book, Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas, yesterday at SXSW Interactive. "The book launch was epic," wrote Gutsche in an email to us yesterday afternoon. "1,000 people tweeting like mad, cheering extra loud. I gave about a... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 15th, 2015

Better and Faster: Innovation Speaker Jeremy Gutsche at SXSW Interactive

Innovation speaker Jeremy Gutsche presents his new book and keynote, Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas, at SXSW Interactive tomorrow. The CEO of TrendHunter.com, the world's #1 trend-spotting site, Gutsche shows audiences how to use innovation to generate ideas and kick-start... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 28th, 2015

Design to Grow: How New Speaker David Butler Leads Innovation at Coca-Cola

We're so pleased to introduce new Lavin speaker David Butler, VP Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company. Butler first joined Coca-Cola to revolutionize the company’s approach to design—not just how things look, but a holistic, systems-based approach to create growth across the... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 14th, 2015

First Look: A Curious Mind, the New Book by Charles Fishman and Brian Grazer

Speaker Charles Fishman dropped by Lavin's Toronto office this morning to tell us a bit about his new book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Inspired by Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer's weekly “curiosity conversations” with accomplished strangers (and with cover art by... Continue Reading →
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