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retail | Aug 12th, 2019

The End of Amazon: Retail Prophet Doug Stephens Imagines the Mega-Retailer’s Downfall

Like Wal-Mart before it, Amazon today feels untouchable: a monolithic empire selling us everything from groceries to electronics. Retail Expert Doug Stephens illustrates the parallels between these iconic companies, and explains how, when, and why the e-commerce giant ruling the world today will... Continue Reading →
trending | Aug 12th, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff and Safi Bahcall Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Sixteen titles are competing for this year’s Financial Times and McKinsey Book of the Year Award. Among them are Lavin speakers Shohana Zuboff and Safi Bahcall, for their groundbreaking books The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and Loonshots, respectively.  In 2015, Lavin speaker Martin Ford’s... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Aug 9th, 2019

The Importance of Investing in Yourself: Ritu Bhasin Shares Business Lessons that Apply to Life

As the President of a leadership and inclusion firm, Ritu Bhasin understands the importance of living with authenticity. Here, she shares how some of the best business advice she’s gotten has translated into an empowering principle for living one’s life.  “As a business woman and an entrepreneur... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Aug 9th, 2019

The ABCs of Artificial Intelligence: Digital Entrepreneur Amber Mac Gets Back to the Basics

Artificial Intelligence has become equal parts intriguing and confusing for many people who wonder how the technology will change the world and affect their lives. Here to shed some light, Amber Mac dives into what AI is, who is leading the charge, and what the ethical implications of machine... Continue Reading →
trending | Aug 9th, 2019

What Can Social Media Learn from LinkedIn? Nicholas Thompson Speaks to the New York Times

Beginning as an alternative to job listing databases, LinkedIn has grown into a professional platform boasting 645 million users and earning 5.3 billion in revenue. Despite its size and success, LinkedIn has not been marred by scandal and divisiveness. Nicholas Thompson—WIRED editor and LinkedIn... Continue Reading →
marketing | Aug 9th, 2019

Welby Altidor Unveils Record-Breaking Touchscreen Display for Hunger Games Attraction

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, a new attraction created by Victoria Hill Exhibitions, features the world’s largest interactive touchscreen display. As the exhibition was unveiled to the public, Welby Altidor—CCO of Victoria Hill—spoke about the company’s record-breaking achievement.  Located in... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Aug 8th, 2019

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Interests? Abdul El-Sayed Explores the Rise of Donald Trump

Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and public health expert, was shocked to learn that his aunt and uncle voted for Donald Trump. Rather than argue with his relatives, El-Sayed strove to understand them. In talks, he explains how a breakdown of our shared institutions has led to increased segregation, and... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Aug 8th, 2019

When Will AI-Driven Income Inequality Hit? A Conversation with AI Expert Ajay Agrawal and Vinod Khosla

Ajay Agrawal, AI Expert and Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, sat down with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla for a conversation on the future of machine learning—and the social implications it will bring.  “Education is not the solution,” Vinod Khosla said, when discussing... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Aug 8th, 2019

Anti-Trust in the Digital Age: National Post Editor Diane Francis Assesses Silicon Valley’s Major Players

Starting with the oil industry in the 1900s, there has been a long-standing American tradition of breaking up companies with inordinate amounts of market power. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at The National Post, suggests our anti-trust infrastructure needs an update in the age of Facebook.... Continue Reading →
psychology | Aug 7th, 2019

New Yorker Writer Maria Konnikova Dives into the Psychology of the Con for NPR

In her New York Times bestselling book The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the mind, methods, and motives of con artists. A newfound expert on the topic, Konnikova analyses real-live cons in the latest episode of NPR’s Rough Translation.  When she began writing The Confidence Game,... Continue Reading →
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