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politics & society | May 8th, 2018

Journalist James Fallows and Author Deborah Fallows Spent Five Years Documenting an America Reinventing Itself

James Fallows has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for over three decades. Deborah Fallows is a linguist and author. Together, they spent five years travelling the US, compiling a surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place across the country. The result is... Continue Reading →
religion | May 8th, 2018

Lavin Speakers Reza Aslan and Wajahat Ali Land On CNN’s Most Influential American Muslims List

CNN spent a year interviewing more than 100 American Muslims, asking who they believed were the most influential Muslims in their fields. Though no one can speak for the nearly 3.5 million Muslims in America, Reza Aslan and Wajahat Ali were among the most influential to be named, alongside an... Continue Reading →
online behaviour | May 4th, 2018

Bumble’s In-House Sociologist Jessica Carbino Visits the Toronto Hive

The trail of information we create online with our clicks, taps, swipes, and scrolls might seem like an indiscernible data map—but to Bumble’s in-house psychologist Dr. Jessica Carbino, (who is in Toronto this week to speak at the “Bumble Hive”), that digital footprint is as legible (and human) as... Continue Reading →
psychology | May 4th, 2018

In His Brand New TED Talk, Steven Pinker Argues that the World is Getting Better. But, We Must Adjust Our Perception to See It.

“You can always fool yourself into seeing a decline if you compare bleeding headlines of the present with rose-tinted images of the past,” says speaker Steven Pinker in his just-released (and standing o-garnering) TED Talk. But, he goes on to ask, what does the trajectory of the world look like... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Apr 30th, 2018

Rebels Lead More Successful Lives. Francesca Gino’s New Book Rebel Talent (Out Now!) Will Help You Find the Rebel in You.

Francesca Gino has spent the last decade studying rebels and rule-breakers in organizations around the world, from high-end fashion boutiques in Italy to thriving fast food chains. The result is her new book Rebel Talent, a groundbreaking analysis of those who routinely defy the status quo, embrace... Continue Reading →
the new consumer | Apr 25th, 2018

The Aging Population is Capable, Happy and Excited, Says Activist Ashton Applewhite. Marketers Barely Know This Demographic.

Misconceptions about our aging population abound. As Ashton Applewhite proves in This Chair Rocks—her celebrated anti-ageism manifesto—and her mainstage TED Talk, which garnered a standing ovation and over 1.2 million views, we barely know the aging demographic; they’re a consumer group far more... Continue Reading →
execution & performance | Apr 23rd, 2018

Organizations Need to Cultivate Rebel Talent to Evolve, Innovate and Stay Relevant. Francesca Gino’s New Book Explains How.

Behavioral scientist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has written the book on breaking the rules, in business and in life. Out May 1, Rebel Talent is already collecting praise from the likes of Angela Duckworth (the NYT bestselling author of Grit) and Ed Catmull, (president of... Continue Reading →
motivational | Apr 20th, 2018

Mark Manson: The Motivational Speaker for People Who Hate Motivational Speakers

Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck sold nearly 2 million copies in its first year alone. It was #1 on the NYT bestseller list and has been translated into 25 languages. Why did it take the world by storm? Because people are tired of the cult of positivity; what they want is Manson’s... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Apr 18th, 2018

Empathy Takes the Pulitzer: Jake Halpern’s New York Times Series “Welcome to the New World” Wins Prize

Journalist and speaker Jake Halpern took the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning this week, the first time a writer (and non-artist) has won. The 20-part “Welcome to the New World” series tells the story of a Syrian family, new to the US and dealing with the possibility of deportation. In a... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Apr 17th, 2018

AI is the Business Opportunity of a Lifetime. Economist Ajay Agrawal’s Prediction Machines is a Guide for How to Harness It.

Ajay Agrawal is the founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, home to the greatest concentration of Artificial Intelligence start-ups on the planet. His highly anticipated book Prediction Machines (out today) explains why AI is actually a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and how businesses—of any... Continue Reading →
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