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race and america | Nov 20th, 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones' The 1619 Project to Become Random House Book Series

The 1619 Project, an acclaimed multimedia project by the New York Times Magazine, will be the core resource for an upcoming book series, for readers of all ages.  The books will build on the foundation of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking project, named for the 400th anniversary of the first... Continue Reading →
innovation | Nov 20th, 2019

Lead From the Future: Award-winning Innovation Expert Mark Johnson Joins The Lavin Agency

As the co-founder of innovation consultancy Innosight, Mark Johnson helps leaders envision their future, create new growth, and manage transformation. His upcoming book Lead from the Future breaks down what truly sets a visionary leader apart—and how to instill their unique approach into your own... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 20th, 2019

Diane Francis Interviews Former Trump Staffer Anthony Scaramucci for the Financial Post

Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci “belongs to the growing club of those fired by President Donald Trump.” Initially, he said little to the press after his abrupt firing. Now, Scaramucci is candidly sharing his thoughts on the president’s future with veteran journalist Diane Francis.  “He’s becoming... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 19th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Win Big at The Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards

For two decades, Thinkers50 has been recognizing the very best in management thinking. This year, at their extraordinary awards gala, the organization honored three Lavin speakers for their industry-defining contributions: Francesca Gino, Chris Clearfield, and András Tilcsik.    When it launched... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 18th, 2019

Slate Names Jeff Chang and George Packer's Books Among the "Top 50 Nonfiction Titles of the Past 25 Years"

Announced today, Slate’s 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years—recognizing the “definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century”—includes award-winning work by two Lavin speakers: social historian Jeff Chang, and journalist George Packer.  Jeff Chang’s entry... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 18th, 2019

Capitalism, Democracy, and Our Future: Yancey Strickler Speaks to Vanity Fair on Building a More Generous World

When did we come to the conclusion that maximizing shareholder value was the primary goal of all business? Is this belief inherent in capitalism, or did it enter our collective consciousness much later? And what can we do now that it’s clear this assumption is limiting our potential? Yancey... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 18th, 2019

Creatures of Habit: Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman Explore the Power of Habit in Shaping Behavior

How did Benjamin Franklin, one of the most revered figures in American history, accomplish so much in his lifetime? One argument for his success is that he was a creature of habit. In this episode of Choiceology, Katherine Milkman considers how our habits shape our behaviors—for better and... Continue Reading →
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 →
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