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trending | May 18th, 2021

Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg: Geometry is Your Missing X-Ray Vision

We lost an essential toolkit for solving today’s challenges when most of us left geometry behind in the back of a high school classroom. In his new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else, New York Times bestselling author JORDAN ELLENBERG... Continue Reading →
data | May 5th, 2021

Data Artist Jer Thorp Examines the Invisible Systems that Shape Our Lives

To live in data is to be incessantly extracted from; to be classified and categorized, statisti-fied, sold and surveilled. Our data is mined and processed for profit, power and political gain. Our clicks, likes and virtual footsteps feed new digital methods of control. In his new hit book Living in... Continue Reading →
race | Apr 30th, 2021

Historian Annette Gordon-Reed Explores the Long Road to Juneteenth in Her New Book

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in Galveston, Texas—the state where award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed was born and raised. In her new book On Juneteenth, she explores the holiday’s integral importance to American history, both from the... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Apr 27th, 2021

Remote Work & The Hybrid Office: Mastering the Post-Pandemic Workplace with Alexandra Samuel

After a year in which many of us plunged into remote work overnight, we finally have a chance to make thoughtful choices about how to combine remote and office work. In her new book Remote Inc., Alexandra Samuel—a tech journalist and remote work professional of 25 years—reveals how to adopt the... Continue Reading →
| Apr 21st, 2021

Founder & CEO Ellen Bennett Explains Why You Don’t Need All The Answers To Start Your Next Big Idea

In her new book Dream First, Details Later (out April 27th), Ellen Bennett—the founder and CEO of multi-million-dollar kitchen wear brand Hedley & Bennett—shows you why you don’t need the perfect plan to make your next big idea a reality. You just need to start. If you’ve ever had an idea and... Continue Reading →
retail | Apr 13th, 2021

Retail Futurist Doug Stephens Weighs In on the Crash of an Industry — and Prepares For Its Rebirth

In Resurrecting Retail (OUT TODAY!), internationally renowned futurist and bestselling author Doug Stephens not only explores the massive upheaval happening in retail today; he also outlines an inspiring and actionable plan for its future in the post-pandemic world.   A gripping exploration,... Continue Reading →
change management | Apr 6th, 2021

How to Change by Katy Milkman Is Set to Be One of the Most Revolutionary Reads of 2021

The Lavin Agency is giving you the opportunity to incite actionable change with behavioral scientist and Wharton professor Katy Milkman. You’ll receive FREE copies of her eagerly anticipated book How to Change, as well as special speaker pricing, when you book her for your next event.  If you’ve... Continue Reading →
education | Apr 6th, 2021

New York Times Bestselling Author Paul Tough Explores the Glaring Injustices of Higher Education

How did American colleges and universities go from being a powerful engine for social mobility, to a mighty force against it? In his explosive book The Inequality Machine, Paul Tough combines deep, authoritative reporting with the vivid stories of students themselves, to reveal where higher... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 19th, 2021

Adam Bryant Shows You How to Master Critical Leadership Challenges in The CEO Test

The demands of the corner office are notoriously difficult: impossible decisions, sleepless nights, the expectation to perform consistently at a high-level. It’s no wonder that the average CEO today rarely lasts longer than five years. In his new book The CEO Test, leadership expert and New York... Continue Reading →
economics | Feb 16th, 2021

Out Now—Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us “is a book we all need.”

“The Sum of Us is a must read for everyone who wants to understand how we got here, but more importantly, where we can go from here—and how we get there, together,” says Alicia Garza, author of The Purpose of Power and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In talks based on her highly anticipated book,... Continue Reading →
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