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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”: 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 →
innovation & creativity | Oct 7th, 2016

Learn How to Spark a Revolution at the Trend Hunter Future Festival

Today is day three of Trend Hunter’s Future Festival—and attendees can expect a jam-packed morning of rapid innovation workshops, and another exciting afternoon of experiential trend safaris. But as the event continues, we thought we’d look back at a few highlights of yesterday’s incredible... 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 →

Watch: Tech’s Top Innovators Shine on Amber MacArthur’s Bloomberg North

Relentless adaptation and digital tech expert Amber MacArthur has been part of an exciting new show on Bloomberg TV. Co-hosted with Anthony Lacavera (Chairman of Globalive Capital and founder of Wind Mobile), Bloomberg North shines a spotlight on innovation and leading-edge technology from around... Continue Reading →
innovation & creativity | Apr 17th, 2016

Beyond 10,000 Hours: Scott Barry Kaufman Dissects Creativity for Scientific American

We’ve all heard the adage: 10,000 hours of practice can make you an expert in any subject. But is this really true across the board? In creative fields, maybe not—or so says innovation speaker Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American. Kaufman argues that deliberate practice wins out in “highly... Continue Reading →
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