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literature | Nov 15th, 2019

New Margaret Atwood Documentary an Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Author

With winning 2019’s Booker Prize for The Testaments, a successful television series, and a world even more enraptured by her already popular prose, it’s natural to want to know what goes on in the mind and life of one of the most beloved authors, Margaret Atwood. The new documentary, Margaret... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 15th, 2019

Six Lavin Speakers Featured on TIME Magazine’s “100 Must-Read Books of 2019”

Congratulations to Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, David Wallace-Wells and Shoshana Zuboff for penning stirring, thought-provoking works that have captured the world’s attention.   Salman Rushdie—Quichotte The prolific author’s 14th novel reimagines the famous Don... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 14th, 2019

Think Like a CEO: Adam Bryant Explores the Number 1 Quality of Successful Leaders

Over the last decade, Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 500 CEOs for his landmark column in The New York Times. From brains to ambition to humility, Bryant discovered the list of qualities that make up a successful leader is long. But what is the elusive trait at the top? In a new article for... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 13th, 2019

The Science of Praise: Forbes Covers New Management Research by Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Some bosses manage their employees through negative reinforcement, while others prefer positive reinforcement. But which managerial style is more effective? New research by Lauren Eskreis- Winkler reveals that encouraging management yields far better results than those that focus on failure.... Continue Reading →
| Nov 13th, 2019

Activist Vijay Gupta and Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu Make the TIME "100 Next" List

The inaugural TIME “100 Next” list was announced today. Honoring rising stars who are “eager to defy the odds and fight for a better future,” the list includes two Lavin speakers: Wanuri Kahiu, a Cannes-winning filmmaker from Kenya, and Vijay Gupta, the MacArthur Genius violinist putting art into... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 12th, 2019

Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Jonathan Fader’s New Book Hits Shelves Tomorrow

What do you do when conventional coaching methods aren’t getting you the optimal results? You turn to Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best, the first-ever guide to Motivational Interviewing—a proven technique for building relationships—co-authored by leading performance psychologist Jonathan Fader.... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 12th, 2019

Three Lavin Speakers Make Amazon's List of the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2019

Authors Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, and Megan Phelps-Roper are among Amazon’s annual list of the best memoirs and biographies of 2019. They each share incredibly personal, and profound, stories.  Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir, Unfollow, explores her life as a member of the notoriously hateful... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 11th, 2019

The AI Disruption: Martin Ford Explores Andrew Yang’s Surprising Campaign and Why it Matters

In a new op-ed, Martin Ford—acclaimed author of two books on the impact of AI on the labour market—explains why AI-driven automation should be a top-of-mind issue in the upcoming election, and why Andrew Yang is the only candidate willing to speak out about it.  “The Democratic Party’s agenda... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 8th, 2019

Designing a Better Future: Tech Virtuoso David Rose Joins Epam Continuum as Resident Futurist

AR technologies have the potential to become our companions and coaches in everyday life. At least, that’s the opinion of David Rose—MIT lecturer, author, and former VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. Now, as Resident Futurist at Epam Continuum, Rose helps seamlessly integrate cutting-edge... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 7th, 2019

Liberate Your Mind: Scott Barry Kaufman Kicks Off a New Season of The Psychology Podcast with Steven Hayes

Named by Business Insider as a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior,” The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman has been downloaded over 7 million times. The new season kicks off with Steven Hayes, a renowned psychology professor and President of the Association for... Continue Reading →
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