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the lavin agency | Feb 15th, 2019

Lavin Agency President and CEO David Lavin on Big Dreams, Bold Ideas, and the Best Speaker He’s Ever Seen

The Tickets podcast showcases the visionaries behind the “world’s most exciting and innovative live experiences.” Naturally, The Lavin Agency president and CEO David Lavin was invited to chat, and the result is a fascinating and far-reaching conversation on booking Hunter S. Thompson, the demise of... Continue Reading →
psychology | Feb 14th, 2019

These Speakers—Behavioral Scientists, Grit Experts, and Psychologists—Help Audiences Stick to Their Goals

It’s a month into 2019, do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are? These speakers—behavioral scientists, grit experts, and psychologists—help audiences define and stick to their goals, both at work and at home.   Angela Duckworth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit—her... Continue Reading →
written arts | Feb 12th, 2019

L.A. Confidential Author James Ellroy, the “Demon Dog” of American Literature, is Now a Lavin Speaker

James Ellroy—the “Godfather of crime fiction”—is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author behind L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, American Tabloid, and most recently, Perfidia, which The Guardian called “an awe-inspiring vision of social, moral and human chaos.”  In candid talks, he... Continue Reading →
lavin + wired | Feb 8th, 2019

Plan the Conference of the Future with Lavin + WIRED: A New, Exclusive Partnership

From ethics to innovation, culture to business, WIRED offers grounded, deeply-reported coverage of how technology will impact our jobs, our economy, our politics, and our lives. They provide the most essential information to help people set the smartest course for their future—mirroring our own... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Feb 6th, 2019

Want to Make Your Hard Work Work Harder? Harvard Business School Professor Laura Huang Says You Need to Create an Edge.

How can we make our paths to success a little easier? We all have biases working for and against us, says Laura Huang, one of the top business school professors in America and author of the hotly anticipated book EDGE (2020). Whether it’s a natural confidence (or lack thereof); established networks... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Feb 5th, 2019

On the Come Up, Lavin Speaker Angie Thomas’ New Book, Is out Today—and Already Being Adapted for Film

With her debut novel The Hate U Give still topping The New York Times bestseller list, Angie Thomas’ second novel On the Come Up—released today—is in good company. And despite only being out for less than 24 hours, it’s already being adapted into a feature film.  On the Come Up—set to be... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 30th, 2019

Today is #BellLetsTalk: End the Stigma Around Mental Health and Start Talking

The stigma surrounding mental illness is one of the biggest barriers to mental health care. The #BellLetsTalk initiative encourages people to get talking and save lives—and keynote speakers Michael Landsberg, Vijay Gupta, and Waneek Horn-Miller, are experts at starting the conversation.   Michael... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 29th, 2019

Early Reviews for Ashton Applewhite’s This Chair Rocks: “An Essential Tool for Healthy and Happy Aging.”

Ageism is the last acceptable “ism” says Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks—the powerful anti-ageism manifesto that Publishers Weekly called “a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read.”    Booklist calls it “a fierce and funny yet practical and thoughtful... Continue Reading →
ted speakers | Jan 28th, 2019

Photojournalist and Lavin Speaker Eman Mohammed is Now a TED Senior Fellow

An extremely distinguished position offered to only 10 individuals per year, the TED Senior Fellows program supports visionary artists, scientists, doctors, activists, entrepreneurs and beyond whose work makes the world a better and more equitable place. Eman Mohammed, one of the youngest female... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 23rd, 2019

Want to Read More This Year? Check Out What Lavin Speakers are Publishing in 2019

Want to read more this year? Start with these upcoming books by Lavin speakers—from Angie Thomas’ highly anticipated follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give to the final installment of Jared Diamond’s sweeping trilogy on what makes nations thrive, which the Times called “one of... Continue Reading →
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