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psychology | Nov 25th, 2019

Scott Barry Kaufman Reimagines Maslow’s Famous Hierarchy of Needs in His New Book

Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman is the bestselling author of two books: Wired to Create, an exploration of the habits and attributes of highly creative people, and Ungifted, a bold argument for a new way to assess cognitive strengths. For his third book Transcend, coming Spring 2020, Kaufman... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Nov 25th, 2019

Author Gabby Rivera Explores Art, Diversity, and Joy in NPR Interview

In this portrait for NPR’s Latino USA, acclaimed author, activist, and artist Gabby Rivera explores the importance of representation in the arts, dealing with hate, and her remarkable work and career. Rivera’s first novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, is an unconventional coming-of-age—and coming out—... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 22nd, 2019

Bridging the Divide: The Top 10 Political Speakers Standing Up for Democracy

Ever since the 2016 election, American politics have seemed more like a circus than a system of government. Lavin’s top ten political speakers are some of the brightest, sharpest minds fighting anti-democractic forces and standing up for the values of free society.   Garrett M. Graff: Garret Graff... Continue Reading →
| Nov 22nd, 2019

Privacy Expert Shoshana Zuboff on the Future of Tech at the Fortune Global Forum

The Fortune Global Forum—an annual conference convening the presidents, CEOs, and chairmen of the world's top companies, as well as the world’s most prestigious economists—featured a talk from Lavin speaker and acclaimed author Shoshana Zuboff this week.  Her book, The Age of Surveillance... Continue Reading →
reza aslan | Nov 22nd, 2019

Forbes Interviews Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan on Their New Podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake

Author, activist and actor Rainn Wilson and religious studies scholar, television host, and writer Reza Aslan talked to Forbes about their new soul-searching, philosophically engaging podcast, Metaphysical Milkshake. It’s the first podcast produced by SoulPancake, the media company co-founded... Continue Reading →
innovation | Nov 21st, 2019

Empowering People Through Financial Visibility: Tala CEO Shivani Siroya Joins The Lavin Agency

Shivani Siroya believes that financial visibility is crucial to living life to our full potential. As the founder and CEO of microfinance company Tala, she provides credit to the billions of people around the world who lack access to basic financial services.   In her time spent as an analyst... Continue Reading →
tech future | Nov 21st, 2019

Futurist Douglas Rushkoff and Sociologist Shoshana Zuboff Both Receive Nominations for Prestigious Business Book Award

Lavin speakers  Douglas Rushkoff and Shoshana Zuboff have both been nominated for the 13th annual Porchlight Business Book Awards. The awards recognize the best business books published this year, and look beyond traditional business titles to important works that businesses should be considering.... Continue Reading →
race and america | Nov 20th, 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones' The 1619 Project to Become Random House Book Series

The 1619 Project, an acclaimed multimedia project by the New York Times Magazine, will be the core resource for an upcoming book series, for readers of all ages.  The books will build on the foundation of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking project, named for the 400th anniversary of the first... Continue Reading →
innovation | Nov 20th, 2019

Lead From the Future: Award-winning Innovation Expert Mark Johnson Joins The Lavin Agency

As the co-founder of innovation consultancy Innosight, Mark Johnson helps leaders envision their future, create new growth, and manage transformation. His upcoming book Lead from the Future breaks down what truly sets a visionary leader apart—and how to instill their unique approach into your own... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 20th, 2019

Diane Francis Interviews Former Trump Staffer Anthony Scaramucci for the Financial Post

Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci “belongs to the growing club of those fired by President Donald Trump.” Initially, he said little to the press after his abrupt firing. Now, Scaramucci is candidly sharing his thoughts on the president’s future with veteran journalist Diane Francis.  “He’s becoming... Continue Reading →
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