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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 →
innovation & creativity | Oct 2nd, 2017

Understand the Brain. Spark Creativity. The New Book from Westworld’s Scientific Advisor, David Eagleman

Neuroscientist David Eagleman “makes being a scientist look like fun” (The New York Times): he’s a bestselling author, the scientific advisor for HBO’s Westworld, host of PBS’s The Brain, a celebrated TED speaker, and right now, he’s actually helping deaf people hear. In his latest book The Runaway... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Sep 27th, 2017

Future Fest 2017, Jeremy Gutsche’s 3-Day Epic Innovation Conference, Is Underway

Future Festival 2017 Toronto—a three-day conference where the world’s best innovators gather to prototype their future—is happening now. Jeremy Gutsche, veteran Lavin keynote speaker and the festival’s founder and host, is also the CEO of TrendHunter.com: the #1 most powerful, predictive, and... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Sep 11th, 2017

Augmented Reality is about “Living in the real world” Says Dr. Helen Papagiannis in her New Book, Augmented Human

Dr. Helen Papagiannis is a world-leading speak in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). In the just-released Augmented Human—the first non-technical, accessible take on AR—Papagiannis reveals how this technological revolution will impact us and our organizations, and the opportunities that lie... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Jun 14th, 2017

New Lavin Speaker: NASA’s Former Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan Discusses Women in STEM, Climate Change, & Getting to Mars

Growing up in a family of scientists, geologist Dr. Ellen Stofan always knew she wanted to study the cosmos, despite the restrictions leveled at women in the field. “I felt I had to work twice as hard to be taken half as seriously. And so I did.” Now, Stofan works to promote gender parity in STEM,... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | May 9th, 2017

Captivating Audiences: Magician David Kwong Shows Us How to Sell Ideas, Products, & Skills Using the Power of Illusion

  Illusionist and writer David Kwong has held corporate CEOs, TED audiences, and thousands of other notoriously rational animals rapt—controlling their perception of truth to the smallest degree. How? In his new book Spellbound, he spills the secrets that will help anyone grow their business in... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | May 3rd, 2017

“Photography as a Project of American Citizenship”: A New Short Film Celebrates Sarah Lewis’s “Vision & Justice”

“How do you come into contact with those unlike yourself, which is required in a democracy?” Sarah Lewis—Harvard professor, best-selling author, and winner of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award—argues that it has to do with the images we see and make.  In a beautiful new short... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Dec 21st, 2016

Want to Become an Expert? Hear New Speaker Anders Ericsson, the World’s Foremost Authority on Top Performance

What makes someone an expert? Is it inborn talent? Years of study? Accolades and credentials? To Anders Ericsson, the world’s foremost authority on expertise, and author of the book Peak, it all comes down to deliberate, purposeful practice—around 10,000 hours of it. We tend to think of star... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Dec 19th, 2016

Is Creativity Just a “Messy Mind”? Scott Barry Kaufman Speaks at PopTech’s SuperCreativity Conference

At PopTech’s SuperCreativity conference, Scott Barry Kaufman delivered a new keynote on the nature of creative minds. What makes people creative? Is it intelligence? Openness? Or something more? Kaufman, who studies the development of intelligence and creativity, digs deep in this new lecture. In... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Dec 14th, 2016

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s New Book “superbly illustrates” the Need for Better, Deliberate Rest, Says Arianna Huffington in NYT

In Sunday’s NYT Book Review, Arianna Huffington raves about Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s new book Rest. It’s “such a valuable book,” she says, because Pang “superbly illuminates [the] phenomenon” of nonwork—that tuning out more deliberately unlocks our most creative and productive minds.  Pang’s first... Continue Reading →
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