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innovation | Mar 19th, 2019

Loonshots, Safi Bahcall’s Much Anticipated Book About Nurturing Big, Innovative, World-Changing Ideas, is Out Today!

Already named a top 10 book of 2019 by The Washington Post, Business Insider and Inc., Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots is “not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world.” Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”—the wild ideas,... Continue Reading →
economics | Mar 15th, 2019

Forbes editor Randall Lane Reimagines Capitalism in His “Billionaires” Cover Story

“For the past year I’ve had one-on-one discussions with no fewer than two dozen billionaires, including face-to-face meetings with the three richest people in the world—Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet—touching on various aspects of capitalism’s future,” says Forbes editor Randall Lane in... Continue Reading →
sxsw | Mar 15th, 2019

Twelve Lavin Speakers are Appearing at SXSW—Where the Boldest Minds With the Biggest Ideas Meet and Reach for the Future

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a conference that has dedicated itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Since 1987, the festival has attracted the brightest stars on the forefront of their fields to give talks and have candid conversations about the future and their industry. This year... Continue Reading →
education | Feb 27th, 2019

Admission Isn’t Acceptance: Anthony Jack Reveals the Plight of Low-Income Kids at Ivy League Schools in The Privileged Poor

Even though the Ivy League has opened their doors to a more diverse student body, less privileged students still struggle. Drawing from his own experiences, as well as dozens of interviews with undergraduates at one of America’s most prestigious colleges, Anthony Jack’s The Privileged Poor (out now... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Feb 26th, 2019

Amber Mac’s The AI Effect Wins Best Technology Series at the Canadian Podcast Awards

Canada’s dominance in the artificial intelligence space is drawing attention from tech leaders and entrepreneurs around the world, with a wealth of well-funded start-ups, dedicated research facilities and some of the brightest minds in the field. It’s no surprise that The AI Effect, innovation... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Feb 22nd, 2019

Smart People Make Bad Choices. Bestselling Author and Poker Champ Maria Konnikova Explains Why.

“If we think of life as one big game,” says psychologist turned poker champ Maria Konnikova, “the question becomes, how do we play it optimally?” Just like in poker, leaders, managers and CEOs are dealt a set of important decisions every day. How can you ensure that you’re always making the right... Continue Reading →
innovation | Feb 21st, 2019

Good People Kill Great Ideas. Loonshots Author Safi Bahcall Has Developed “The Innovation Equation” to Fix That.

The CEOs of GE, Nokia, and RIM (BlackBerry) all believed they’d made innovation a pillar of their corporate culture, yet all of them ended up rejecting important innovations and costing themselves billions. “Why do good teams, with excellent people and the best intentions, kill great ideas?”... Continue Reading →
creativity | Feb 19th, 2019

Rahaf Harfoush’s Hustle and Float (Out Today!) Will Revolutionize the Way We View Productivity

Our culture is obsessed with hustling—working faster and harder—often to the point of exhaustion, and always to the detriment of our creative wellbeing. In Hustle and Float (out today!) Rahaf Harfoush, digital anthropologist and bestselling author, reveals a more humane, sustainable, efficient and... Continue Reading →
the lavin agency | Feb 15th, 2019

“Why Structure Education in a Way That Kills Imagination?” The Tickets Podcast Interviews Lavin Agency President and CEO David Lavin

The Tickets podcast showcases the visionaries behind the “world’s most exciting and innovative live experiences.” Previous guests include the head of programming for SXSW and the head of Adobe’s 99U Conference. Naturally, The Lavin Agency president and CEO David Lavin was invited to chat, and the... Continue Reading →
psychology | Feb 14th, 2019

These Speakers—Behavioral Scientists, Grit Experts, and Psychologists—Help Audiences Stick to Their Goals

It’s a month into 2019, do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are? These speakers—behavioral scientists, grit experts, and psychologists—help audiences define and stick to their goals, both at work and at home.   Angela Duckworth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit—her... Continue Reading →
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