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politics & society | Jan 29th, 2019

Early Reviews for Ashton Applewhite’s This Chair Rocks: “An Essential Tool for Healthy and Happy Aging.”

Ageism is the last acceptable “ism” says Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks—the powerful anti-ageism manifesto that Publishers Weekly called “a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read.”    Booklist calls it “a fierce and funny yet practical and thoughtful... Continue Reading →
ted speakers | Jan 28th, 2019

Photojournalist and Lavin Speaker Eman Mohammed is Now a TED Senior Fellow

An extremely distinguished position offered to only 10 individuals per year, the TED Senior Fellows program supports visionary artists, scientists, doctors, activists, entrepreneurs and beyond whose work makes the world a better and more equitable place. Eman Mohammed, one of the youngest female... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 23rd, 2019

Want to Read More This Year? Check Out What Lavin Speakers are Publishing in 2019

Want to read more this year? Start with these upcoming books by Lavin speakers—from Angie Thomas’ highly anticipated follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give to the final installment of Jared Diamond’s sweeping trilogy on what makes nations thrive, which the Times called “one of... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 22nd, 2019

“Provocative, Exciting, Important.” Team Human, Out Today, is Douglas Rushkoff’s Most Crucial Call to Action.

Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world? Or do you want to make the world a place you don’t have to insulate yourself from? World-renowned media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has written his most important book yet: a crucial rallying cry to resist the technologies,... Continue Reading →
stem | Jan 21st, 2019

We’re Entering the Age of Living Machines says Susan Hockfield, President Emerita of MIT and Leading Voice in the STEM World

We’re entering the Age of Living Machines: the seamless convergence of biology and tech. This, says Susan Hockfield, President Emerita of MIT and leading voice in the STEM world, is the biggest tech story of our time. In talks (as in her new book The Age of Living Machines), she tells it, outlining... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 18th, 2019

New Lavin Speaker Charles Fishman Explains What We Can Learn from Some of the Biggest, Most Innovative Projects in History

Charles Fishman is a world-class storyteller. He’s spent his career getting inside organizations—big and small, familiar and unknown—and explaining how they work. In his New York Times bestselling The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman transformed the public’s understanding of the mega-corporation. In The... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 17th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Wrote the Best Books of 2018

From an in-depth analysis of failure, to data-driven proof that the world is getting better, the biggest, boldest and best books of 2018 came from Lavin speakers.       Andras Tilcsik and Chris Clearfield’s Meltdown, an analysis of why our systems fail and what we can do about it, landed on the... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 14th, 2019

In Jared Diamond’s New Book Upheaval, the Pulitzer Prize Winner Explores What Makes Some Nations More Resilient Than Others

Jared Diamond is a Pulitzer Prize winner, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and one of Foreign Policy’s Top 10 Public Intellectuals. His forthcoming book, Upheaval, is the final installment a trilogy that the Times calls “one of the most significant projects embarked upon by any intellectual... Continue Reading →
ted speakers | Jan 11th, 2019

In Her Latest for The Atlantic, Emily Esfahani Smith Shows That Our Flaws Are More Attractive Than We Think They Are

“Often there’s a mismatch between how people perceive their vulnerabilities and how others interpret them. We tend to think showing vulnerability makes us seem weak, inadequate, and flawed—a mess. But when others see our vulnerability, they might perceive something quite different, something... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Jan 10th, 2019

Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers

Great companies start with great leaders. Leaders who recognize incredible talent, even when it’s hard to see; leaders who can spot, manage, and prevent risk; leaders who build successful teams, adapt to change and create cultures of innovation. These business keynote speakers blend personal,... Continue Reading →
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