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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 →
| Sep 9th, 2019

Can Being Nice Hurt Your Chances in Negotiation? Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino Weighs In.

Negotiating is more than a skill; it’s a fact of life. One could argue that nearly every interaction we have is a form of negotiation, which begs the question: how can we do it better? Francesca Gino explains how—contrary to popular belief—being too friendly in a negotiation could actually have... Continue Reading →
the arts | Sep 6th, 2019

Pulitzer-Winning David Rhode and Acclaimed Illustrator Molly Crabapple Selected for Prestigious National Fellowship

New America’s National Fellows Class of 2020 includes 15 talented individuals—a combination of writers, educators, filmmakers, artists, doctors, and editors—who will be funded to pursue personal projects. Among them are Lavin speakers David Rohde and Molly Crabapple.   “Every year, we receive... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 6th, 2019

"The Godfather of Crime Fiction" James Ellroy Named GQ’s Writer of the Year

James Ellroy, the prolific author known for the blockbuster novels L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, released his fourteenth book this year. This Storm tells the story of war fever and racial hatred brewing in 1940’s America.  “There are crime writers and then there is James Ellroy,”... Continue Reading →
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