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entertainers | Dec 9th, 2019

Holiday Magic: David Kwong’s Off-Broadway Show The Enigmatist Reviewed in The New York Times

Delivering “egghead charm and brainy sleight of hand,” David Kwong’s magic show The Enigmatist is an evening of tricks and brain teasers that will delight audiences this holiday season.  “I’ve taken the world’s nerdiest hobbies and combined them into one career,” says David Kwong, the man... Continue Reading →
literature | Dec 6th, 2019

Three Lavin Speakers Make Variety’s Best Books of 2019 List

Lavin’s speakers have dominated the “end-of-year” and “best-of-decade” lists circulating the Internet lately. Most recently, Variety’s Best Books of 2019 list featured works by three Lavin Speakers: YA novelist Angie Thomas, Atlantic columnist and therapist Lori Gottlieb, and literary legend... Continue Reading →
innovation | Dec 4th, 2019

The Real Way to Increase Innovation: Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots Profiled in Forbes

In his groundbreaking book Loonshots, former biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall uses science to explain why organizations become risk-averse as they grow, how we can combat the urge to play it safe, and the real way to stoke innovation within a company. “Established companies rarely seem to... Continue Reading →
religion | Dec 4th, 2019

Lavin’s Top Religion Speakers Offer a Nuanced Understanding of Faith in the Modern World

While some consider religion a pillar of morality and community, others believe it to be the root cause of wars, political strife, and ideological dust-ups. With compassion, honesty, and humor, Lavin’s Top Religion Speakers shine a light on the pivotal role faith continues to play in modern-day... Continue Reading →
retail | Dec 3rd, 2019

In Brands We Trust: Retail Prophet Doug Stephens Explains Why Companies Are the New Communities

For his latest article in The Business of Fashion, retail futurist Doug Stephens explains why brands have stepped up to fill the void of belonging and meaning left behind by America’s declining institutions.   Once a pillar of social civility and community, the government today has become so... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 2nd, 2019

Empathy Expert Jamil Zaki Shares Techniques for Nurturing Kindness in Washington Post Profile

In these divided times, it can often seem like empathy is difficult, if not downright impossible to find. But for Jamil Zaki, the Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, we have a unique opportunity these days to strengthen our ability to relate to and care for one another—maybe even more... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 28th, 2019

Entertainment Weekly Names Works by Patti Smith and George Packer as Some of the Decade’s Best

Among Entertainment Weekly’s top 10 non-fiction books of the decade is Patti Smith’s beloved memoir Just Kids and George Packer’s historical juggernaut The Unwinding. Patti Smith—Just Kids In Just Kids, bohemian rocker Patti Smith takes readers through her artistic awakening in the raw and... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 27th, 2019

Millennials and the Gig Economy: The Angus Reid Institute’s Shachi Kurl Weighs in on BNN Bloomberg

Over 40% of Canadian millennials have participated in “the gig economy” in the past five years, states a study by the Angus Reid Institute. Executive Director of the Institute Shachi Kurl stopped by BNN Bloomberg to discuss the findings.  “People who participate in gig economy, [...] stringing... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 26th, 2019

The AI Effect Podcast with Amber Mac is Honored with Innovative Media Award

The CMA Gala—Canada’s #1 Marketing Awards event—celebrates the outstanding work created in partnership between client and agency. This year, The AI Effect podcast—produced by Accenture and hosted by Amber Mac—took home the Silver Prize in the Innovative Media Category.  Season two of The AI... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 26th, 2019

The New York Times ‘100 Notable Books of 2019’ Features Six Lavin Speakers

 Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review, The 100 Notable Books of 2019 feature the year’s most memorable reads. The latest list include works by Lavin speakers Shoshana Zuboff, David Wallace-Wells, Margaret Atwood, George Packer, Andrew Marantz, and Karen Armstrong.  Shoshana... Continue Reading →
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