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retail | Apr 13th, 2021

Retail Futurist Doug Stephens Weighs In on the Crash of an Industry — and Prepares For Its Rebirth

In Resurrecting Retail (OUT TODAY!), internationally renowned futurist and bestselling author Doug Stephens not only explores the massive upheaval happening in retail today; he also outlines an inspiring and actionable plan for its future in the post-pandemic world.   A gripping exploration,... Continue Reading →
education | Apr 6th, 2021

New York Times Bestselling Author Paul Tough Explores the Glaring Injustices of Higher Education in His New Book

How did American colleges and universities go from being a powerful engine for social mobility, to a mighty force against it? In his explosive book The Inequality Machine, Paul Tough combines deep, authoritative reporting with the vivid stories of students themselves, to reveal where higher... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 19th, 2021

Adam Bryant Shows You How to Master Critical Leadership Challenges in His New Book The CEO Test

The demands of the corner office are notoriously difficult: impossible decisions, sleepless nights, the expectation to perform consistently at a high-level. It’s no wonder that the average CEO today rarely lasts longer than five years. In his new book The CEO Test, leadership expert and New York... Continue Reading →
economics | Feb 16th, 2021

Out Now—Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us “is a book we all need.”

“The Sum of Us is a must read for everyone who wants to understand how we got here, but more importantly, where we can go from here—and how we get there, together,” says Alicia Garza, author of The Purpose of Power and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In talks based on her highly anticipated book,... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Feb 4th, 2021

Epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed Makes the Case for Universal Healthcare in His New Book

The coronavirus pandemic revealed glaring inequities in the American healthcare system, as well as an urgent need for reform. However, despite the tragic toll of lives lost to the virus, healthcare reform remains a politically vexing issue. In his new book Medicare For All, epidemiologist and... Continue Reading →
trending | Feb 3rd, 2021

Understanding the Rules of Ownership: Introducing Michael Heller and James Salzman

“Mine” is one of the first words babies learn. By the time we grow up, the idea of ownership seems natural to us, whether we’re buying a cup of coffee or a house. But what if everything we thought we knew about ownership was wrong? That’s exactly what esteemed lawyers Michael Heller and James... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 25th, 2021

The Inauguration and the Future of America

Now that the election cycle is complete, the peaceful transfer of power came to pass, and President Biden settles into his role as commander-in-chief, what happens next? And what can we expect from this new administration? These Lavin Speakers help us make sense of today’s most vital political news... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 14th, 2020

The Life-Changing Power of Breath: Introducing New Speaker James Nestor

The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.  It’s rare that... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 9th, 2020

Mastering Your Self-Talk: Introducing Award-Winning Psychologist Ethan Kross

The most important conversation we have each day is the one we have with ourselves. In his debut book Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores how to make our inner voice work in our favor—helping us boost our productivity, make wiser decisions, and generally lead more satisfying lives.... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 9th, 2020

YA Sensation Angie Thomas Returns With a New Book

Concrete Rose, the prequel to Angie Thomas’ wildly popular novel The Hate U Give, will hit shelves on January 12th.  In her explosive follow-up to The Hate U Give, which has spent nearly 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Angie Thomas revisits the fictionalized neighborhood of... Continue Reading →
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