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psychology | May 25th, 2017

“This is the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.” Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature Gets a Boost from Bill Gates

When Bill Gates drops a book tip, people listen—and there are the sales to prove it. Veteran Lavin speaker Steven Pinker’s 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature is currently enjoying a surge of fresh interest, including a #1 spot on Amazon, thanks to Gates’s glowing recommendation. As... Continue Reading →
psychology | Apr 18th, 2017

“Leave your phone at home for a day” Suggests Daniel Lerner, Author of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)

The advice that happiness expert and NYU professor Daniel Lerner offers in his just-released book U Thrive isn’t strictly for those embarking on their college years. “It’s for 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds, and 50-year-olds,” he told us in a recent visit to Lavin’s Toronto office.   “We just put it... Continue Reading →
psychology | Mar 7th, 2017

Adam Alter’s Irresistible Is Now Available: Here’s What People Are Saying

We can’t get enough positive feedback, says social psychologist Adam Alter. Technology, the Internet, and the attractions contained therein provide a powerful—even addictive—grip upon us.  Whether it’s an iPad, Kindle, or Galaxy S8, all of us have a weapon of choice. The question is, at what point... Continue Reading →
psychology | Mar 3rd, 2017

Daniel Lerner: Can Success and Happiness Coexist?

Sometimes the measure of success comes down to how much mustard is on your lapel. Motivational speaker Daniel Lerner knows all too well, and has the dry-cleaning bills to prove it. The trick is in finding harmony between your passions, and knowing what you can’t live without. For Brightworks’... Continue Reading →
psychology | Feb 21st, 2016

#AskASpeaker #9: Twitter Q&A with Maria Konnikova

The past Friday morning we had the pleasure of chatting with Maria Konnikova—the special guest of our ninth #AskASpeaker Q&A on Twitter. She’s the author of those oh-so-sharable New Yorker articles on human behavior, science, and psychology (her latest, for example, is on how people can learn to... Continue Reading →