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| 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 →
education social justice | Sep 17th, 2019

Paul Tough Talks to PBS' Amanpour & Co., on Education Inequality and His New Book, The Years That Matter Most

Bestselling author Paul Tough sat down with Michel Martin on PBS to discuss how inequality and its widespread effects have come to define higher education. His most recent book, The Years That Matter Most explores this phenomenon in heartbreaking detail. Today's American students a jaw-dropping... Continue Reading →
innovation | Sep 12th, 2019

Can UBI Equalize the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs? Harvard Professor Laura Huang Explains

In her latest op-ed, Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang explains how Universal Basic Income will revolutionize the start-up world for those who are systematically disadvantaged. “Second chances are one of the biggest hurdles for those who are disadvantaged. They just don’t receive... Continue Reading →
innovation | Sep 12th, 2019

Safi Bahcall’s Book Loonshots Earns a Spot on Bill Gates’ Bookshelf

Famous for becoming the computing world’s first billionaire, Bill Gates now spends most of his time trying to solve the world’s toughest problems. A brilliant mind, he consumes about one book per week—and on his list of stand-out titles is Lavin speaker Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots.   “Bill Gates’s... Continue Reading →
education | Sep 11th, 2019

The Years That Matter Most—A New Book By New York Times Bestseller Paul Tough—Is Out Today

Who gets into college, who doesn’t, and why does it matter? Based on six years of reporting, education speaker Paul Tough’s hotly-anticipated new book explores how social mobility affects higher education—and what this means for America’s future generations.   In The Years That Matter Most,... Continue Reading →
retail | Sep 11th, 2019

Curious About the Future of Retail? Two of Lavin's Retail Experts Will Answer Your Questions.

The retail industry has undergone a massive, unprecedented transformation in the last few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Retail Reinventionist Joe Jackman and Retail Futurist Doug Stephens join forces to answer your most burning questions about the industry and where it’s headed.... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 10th, 2019

Behavioral Researcher Katherine Milkman Returns for a Fourth Season of her Choiceology Podcast

How can we learn to make smarter choices? In Choiceology with Katy Milkman, the Wharton Professor shares stories of irrational decision-making—from massive historical gaffes to small, everyday errors—and explains how we can do better.   The first episode of Choiceology’s fourth season explores a... Continue Reading →
innovation | Sep 10th, 2019

Innovation Expert Jeremy Gutsche Interviews Celebrated Thought Leader Malcolm Gladwell on the Power of Ideas

Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche invited New York Times alum Malcolm Gladwell to the Trend Hunter offices for a thoughtful discussion on how and why we should challenge our assumptions—and the value it brings.   As the founder and CEO of Trend Hunter —the world’s largest, most powerful trend... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 9th, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s Hotly Anticipated Handmaid’s Sequel is Out Tomorrow

Atwood fans, rejoice! The Testaments—Margaret Atwood’s hyped-up sequel to The Handmaid's Tale—hits shelves tomorrow.  It’s been nearly 35 years since Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, and three years since the book was adapted into an Emmy award-winning series. Fans, old and new, are now... Continue Reading →
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