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environment | Sep 20th, 2019

Naomi Klein’s New Book On Fire Hits Shelves Just in Time for #ClimateStrike

As students, workers, and people from all walks of life around the world are striking in the name of climate reform, bestselling author and renowned journalist Naomi Klein has released a hot new title—On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a New Green Deal. A longtime prominent figure calling for... Continue Reading →
retail | Sep 20th, 2019

Doug Stephens Joins the Voice of Retail to Discuss the Rapid-Fire Change in the Industry

Retail prophet Doug Stephens breaks down the challenges retailers face in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected, digital world.   Businesses that grew to prominence in the industrial era may have whiplash at the sheer speed of change happening in today’s age of mobile phones and internet shopping.... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Sep 20th, 2019

Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino Explains How Changing Your Mind Can Make You Seem Smarter

You’re in the middle of pitching investors on your business idea, and someone brings up contradictory evidence to a claim you’ve made. Do you acknowledge it and change your mind? Or do you dig in your heels and argue that you know best? New research by Francesca Gino (featured in Inc) suggests the... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 19th, 2019

Johann Hari's New, Viral TED Talk Explores Different Solutions for Our Increasingly Anxious and Depressed Society

Drawing on international research, personal experience and diverse studies, Johann Hari’s new TED Talk—instantly viral with over 600,000 views in less than 24 hours—proposes a radical premise: that the causes of mental illness lie beyond our own brains—and so do its solutions.    An... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 19th, 2019

What is Your Technology Doing to You? Adam Alter Explores on Future Minds

Adam Alter—NYU Marketing Professor and New York Times bestselling author—joins Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Joel Pearson for an engaging conversation on how addictive technology influences our lives.  Why are so many people addicted to technology? Adam Alter has been investigating the... Continue Reading →
motivational | Sep 19th, 2019

Arlene Dickinson’s New Book Will Help You Master the Art of Reinvention

Dragon’s Den alum Arlene Dickinson is no stranger to reinvention. She has remade herself, her career, and her businesses more times than she can count. And in her new book, she will teach you how to do the same.  Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future is a book for anyone who’s... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 18th, 2019

Winning Now, Winning Later: Introducing New Lavin Speaker David Cote

As the former chairman and CEO of Honeywell, David Cote led one of the most historic turn-around’s the manufacturing industry had ever seen. In his upcoming book Winning Now, Winning Later, he distills those strategic leadership lessons for the next generation of business chieftains and managers.... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 18th, 2019

The Most Anticipated Book of the Season—Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments—Hits Record Sales

The iconic author’s latest release has only been on shelves for one short week, but already it’s established itself as another bona fide hit.  According to Penguin Random House, The Testaments has sold more than 125,000 copies since its release on Tuesday. Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’... Continue Reading →
| Sep 17th, 2019

Amber Mac Launches HerTurn: A Business Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

In collaboration with PayPal, Facebook, and Business Development Bank of Canada, digital maverick Amber Mac will host a new competition series spotlighting female entrepreneurs.   The BDC reports that women entrepreneurs employ 1.5 million citizens and contribute $148 billion in profit annually.... Continue Reading →
the arts | Sep 17th, 2019

Chasing Excellence: Great Big Sea Frontman Alan Doyle Joins The Lavin Agency

What does it take to be a peak performer at the top of your game? That’s something that legendary musician, actor, and author Alan Doyle knows all too well. In talks, he reflects upon his illustrious career in the entertainment industry to show us the secret to excellence. Alan Doyle has sold... Continue Reading →
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