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literature | Dec 23rd, 2019

Authors Shoshana Zuboff and David Wallace-Wells Top The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2019

The hotly anticipated annual list of The New Yorker’s dropped, and Lavin speakers Shoshana Zuboff and David Wallace-Wells are top of the list. Featured first on The New Yorker’s list, Jia Tolentino writes, “Shoshana Zuboff’s disturbing, galvanizing The Age of Surveillance Capitalism deserves every... Continue Reading →
technology | Dec 20th, 2019

Optimizing Tech for Human Flourishing: Digital Theorist Douglas Rushkoff Featured on CBC

Once upon a time, technology was lauded for its potential to bring people together and strengthen human bonds. Today, our ability to connect is being threatened by destructive online forces that profit when we’re divided into increasingly smaller, radicalized groups. Featured on CBC Radio’s Ideas... Continue Reading →
motivational | Dec 20th, 2019

Why Winning Doesn’t Equal Success: Pac-12 Coach of the Century Valorie Kondos Field Speaks at TED

“We have a crisis in the win-at-all-cost cultures that we have created,” says Valorie Kondos Field, the recently retired head coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team. In her eye-opening new TED Talk, the UCLA Hall-of-Famer explains why she’s calling for radical change in how we define success.... Continue Reading →
ceos | Dec 20th, 2019

Lavin’s Top CEO Speakers Reveal the Secrets of Inspiring Leadership

Being a CEO means more than having a fancy title and corner office. It means being able to lead under pressure, and in times of crisis; being able to inspire and mobilize a team; and lastly, being able to execute strategy with vision. Lavin’s Top CEO Speakers have walked the walk, and now they’re... Continue Reading →
environment | Dec 19th, 2019

Four Lavin Speakers Featured on Prospect Magazine’s Best Books of 2019 Lists

Shoshana Zuboff, Jared Diamond, David Wallace-Wells, and Naomi Klein are undoubtedly some of the most interesting thinkers of our time—and Prospect recently named their newest books to their prestigious Best of 2019 series. Shoshana Zuboff’s groundbreaking The Age of Surveillance... Continue Reading →
the arts | Dec 19th, 2019

‘This Is Us’ Producer to Adapt Angie Thomas’ YA Novel On the Come Up For Paramount

Angie Thomas became a household name with the release of her debut novel The Hate U Give, an instant YA classic that soon became a major motion picture. Her follow-up novel On the Come Up is once again getting the Hollywood treatment, in a project with some of the industry’s top talent attached.... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Dec 19th, 2019

Unfollow Author and Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Megan Phelps-Roper Profiled in The Cut

“I think for some people who leave Westboro, losing that sense of specialness feels like you’ve lost something really valuable and important. I had the opposite experience,” former Westboro Baptist Church member and author of Unfollow Megan Phelps-Roper tells The Cut. “I was so grateful to know... Continue Reading →
film | Dec 19th, 2019

Documentary Filmmaker Bassam Tariq’s Ghosts of Sugar Land Shortlisted for an Academy Award

In his award-winning documentary Ghosts of Sugar Land, Bassam Tariq shares a story that transcends religion and politics to paint a truly human picture. Now, the remarkable doc is shortlisted in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 92nd Academy Awards.  Tariq is keenly aware of the... Continue Reading →
climate crisis | Dec 18th, 2019

Fighting Climate Change Through the World of Finance: Climate Activist Bill McKibben For TIME

Maintaining hope for the future—when climate change poses as an existential threat and government officials seem content with doing nothing—can be difficult. But in his latest piece for TIME Magazine, climate activist Bill McKibben shows us that hope can come from the unlikeliest sources: the world... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 18th, 2019

Protecting Civil Discourse: Former White House Advisor Yaël Eisenstat Joins The Lavin Agency

How did a former Intelligence Officer for the United States of America become an insider at Facebook? As crazy as it sounds, this is the story of new Lavin speaker Yaël Eisenstat. In talks, she reveals why she joined the tech giant, the reason it’s so difficult for them to get elections right, and... Continue Reading →
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