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race | Apr 25th, 2019

“This is Sarah Lewis. You Should Know Who She Is.” The Boston Globe Celebrates Lewis’ Groundbreaking Two-Day Conference on Arts, Race, and Justice.

Sarah Lewis is the visionary art historian and bestselling author whose “Vision and Justice” course at Harvard quickly became core curriculum. “Even in its infancy, the course was special,” says The Boston Globe in a profile and video celebrating Lewis’ history-making, two-day conference where... Continue Reading →
execution & performance | Apr 24th, 2019

Meetings Matter. The Revenge of Analog Author David Sax Explains Why In His New Talk.

As companies globalize and everyone shifts to digital conferences, Skype meetings, and online productivity trackers, David Sax triumphantly proves the incredible value of meeting face-to-face. Author of the #1 Washington Post bestseller The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, Sax is... Continue Reading →
technology | Apr 16th, 2019

Nicholas Thompson’s WIRED Cover Story on What Happened When Zuckerburg Set Out to “Fix” Facebook

WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson is the go-to authority on the world’s most important story—how science and tech are changing our lives. His most recent cover story details the scandals, backstabbing, resignations, reboots, record profits and time bombs that characterized Facebook’s 2018—“... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Apr 15th, 2019

A Q&A With Emily Esfahani Smith, Lavin Speaker and Author of The Power of Meaning

Meaning, not happiness, is the key to a good life. That’s the vital message at the core of Emily Esfahani Smith’s book, The Power of Meaning, an essential guide to living a life that matters, as well as her popular TED talk—viewed over 7 million times—and her viral Atlantic article. In our recent... Continue Reading →
innovation | Apr 10th, 2019

Loonshots—Safi Bahcall’s Breakthrough Book on Nurturing Innovation—is Now a Next Big Idea Club Selection

Loonshots, Safi Bahcall’s instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, is now a Next Big Idea Club selection—chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant as “one of the most groundbreaking nonfiction reads of the season.”   Drawing on the science of phase transitions—think... Continue Reading →
social justice | Apr 9th, 2019

Emily Bazelon’s Charged (Out Today!) Outlines a Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

In her new book Charged, renowned journalist, podcaster, and legal commentator Emily Bazelon exposes the unchecked power of prosecutors as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts an actionable path to fix it.     “This combination of powerful reporting with painstaking... Continue Reading →
the arts | Apr 3rd, 2019

New Speaker Wanuri Kahiu is the Acclaimed Filmmaker Shattering Conventional Representations of African Culture Onscreen

“When I present my work somewhere, someone will always ask, ‘How does it deal with real African issues like war, poverty, devastation, AIDS?’ Well, it doesn’t,” says Wanuri Kahiu, whose work, dubbed “AfroBubbleGum” presents a fierce, frivolous, fun Africa. And this is a political act. “Agenda art... Continue Reading →
innovation speakers | Apr 1st, 2019

How Do You Manage Change? By Booking the Best Innovation Speakers

The world is changing—fast. You want the best innovation speaker to help you navigate your future. The Lavin Agency represents the best innovation speakers—great minds on the front lines of their industry, working to make the world a smarter place.     Jeremy Gutsche is “an intellectual can of... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Mar 29th, 2019

The Voice of Reason From Fyre (the Netflix Doc about Fyre Festival), Marc Weinstein Talks About How To Learn from Failure

One of the benefits of everything going up in smoke? You learn how to avoid making that kind of fire—or Fyre Festival—again. Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and start-up advisor Marc Weinstein is known as the voice of reason from Fyre, the Netflix documentary about the unparalleled disaster that... Continue Reading →
race | Mar 27th, 2019

Lavin’s Most Powerful Voices in the Fight Against White Nationalism

White nationalism looks and sounds different than it used to—in many cases appearing, thinly disguised, in mainstream media and at the highest levels of government. Add to that the power of the internet, making it easier than ever to radicalize, and you’ve got a scary situation that needs strong,... Continue Reading →
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