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corporate culture | Jan 6th, 2020

Why It Pays to Break the Rules: Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino Offers Advice for Today’s Leaders in Forbes

Rebels get a bad rap, says Harvard professor Francesca Gino, but in fact, there’s much we can learn from the people willing to challenge the status quo. In a new interview with Forbes India, Gino opens up about why it pays to encourage the right kind of rule-breaking in an organization. Francesca... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 6th, 2020

Fast Company Names Antisocial and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism to Their Must-Read Books on Tech for 2020

Looking back on the decade, it’s easy to pinpoint key tech developments that sparked a massive shift in society and the economy—not the least of which is social media. And leading business publication Fast Company knows better than most what those changes mean—so naturally, they chose Andrew... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 3rd, 2020

“Trumpism is a Threat to the World”: Diane Francis Considers the President’s Re-Election in the Financial Post

President Trump has already slandered congress, discredited the Ukraine allegations, and is pushing for his impeachment trial to be proclaimed as fraud—without hearing from a single witness. Does anyone think his behavior will change upon re-election? Diane Francis predicts it will worsen in her... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Jan 3rd, 2020

Lavin’s Top Happiness & Wellness Speakers Inspire Personal Growth and Positive Change

Everyone wants to be happy and healthy—but it doesn’t come easy. The pressure of performing well at work and having a fulfilling personal life can often be hard to manage—and that’s where Lavin’s Top Happiness & Wellness Speakers come in. Experts in how to actively enhance our inner lives and outer... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Jan 3rd, 2020

Entrepreneur Radhika Dirks Named One of the Top 30 Women Advancing AI in 2019

As the co-founder and CEO of XLabs, Radhika Dirks runs the one and only “moonshot factory” for AI. She truly believes in the technology’s power to elevate our human capabilities, and works hard to make that vision a reality. For her radical and tireless efforts, she has been named one of the Top 30... Continue Reading →
marketing | Dec 31st, 2019

Connecting to Today's Consumers: Lavin's Top Ten Marketing Speakers

The last decade has seen a complete transformation in the way we do business. Lavin’s Top 10 Marketing Speakers expertly navigate us through the changing tides, and help leaders and organizations win the hearts of tomorrow’s consumer.   Sarah Kaplan Corporate social responsibility has morphed... Continue Reading →
| Dec 30th, 2019

CNN Names Angie Thomas’s The Hate You Give to Their Top 10 Most Influential Books of the Decade

Angie Thomas’s breakthrough debut novel, The Hate U Give, was not only an incredible success, but a compelling, timely social commentary on race and police violence. Now, CNN has named it one of the ten most influential books of the decade.    The Hate U Give remained on the New York Times... Continue Reading →
literature | Dec 30th, 2019

Margaret Atwood, Lori Gottlieb, and Angie Thomas Named to Variety’s Best Books of 2019

The most recent novels from bestselling authors Margaret Atwood (The Testaments), Lori Gottlieb (Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) and Angie Thomas (On the Come Up) all were named to Variety’s list of the Best Books of 2019. Margaret Atwood’s hotly anticipated sequel to 1985’s The Handmaid’s... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Dec 30th, 2019

The Age of AI: Martin Ford Joins Robert Downey Jr. in a New YouTube Original Series

The Age of AI is an 8-part documentary series exploring the newest, most innovative applications of artificial intelligence and machine-learning. Lavin speaker Martin Ford—the bestselling author of Rise of the Robots—joins superstar host Robert Downey Jr. in the brand-new Youtube Original... Continue Reading →
| Dec 30th, 2019

Barack Obama Names Shoshana Zuboff’s Age of Surveillance Capitalism to His Favorite Books of 2019

In his year-end celebration of his favorite books of 2019,  Barack Obama names Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism—a groundbreaking analysis of the intersection of the monetization of private data, big tech, the economy, and society—one of his top books. Not only has Zuboff’s in... Continue Reading →
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