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execution & performance | Aug 13th, 2019

Why Do Complex Systems Fail? Meltdown by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik Wins Management Award

The George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually by the Academy of Management, honoring those who have made an outstanding contribution to management knowledge on a global scale. This year, two Lavin speakers—Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik—have been honored for their book Meltdown.... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 12th, 2019

Gender and Venture Capitalism: Laura Huang Wins the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management

Through their scholarship and teaching, The Academy of Management Journal aims to inspire and enable a better world. This year, they’re honoring top business school professor Laura Huang with the AMJ Best Paper Award for her groundbreaking work on how the gender gap affects startup funding.  Male... Continue Reading →
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 12th, 2019

Is Your Phone Trying to Kill You? Ryan Holiday Explores the Concept of Stillness with Vanity Fair

The wildly popular author of Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday is back with a new book. His upcoming Stillness is the Key, set for release in October, offers insight on how to slow down, avoid distraction, and live a meaningful life. The bestselling author joined Nick Bilton on... 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 →
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