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trending | Nov 19th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Win Big at The Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards

For two decades, Thinkers50 has been recognizing the very best in management thinking. This year, at their extraordinary awards gala, the organization honored three Lavin speakers for their industry-defining contributions: Francesca Gino, Chris Clearfield, and András Tilcsik.    When it launched... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 18th, 2019

Slate Names Jeff Chang and George Packer's Books Among the "Top 50 Nonfiction Titles of the Past 25 Years"

Announced today, Slate’s 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years—recognizing the “definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century”—includes award-winning work by two Lavin speakers: social historian Jeff Chang, and journalist George Packer.  Jeff Chang’s entry... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 18th, 2019

Capitalism, Democracy, and Our Future: Yancey Strickler Speaks to Vanity Fair on Building a More Generous World

When did we come to the conclusion that maximizing shareholder value was the primary goal of all business? Is this belief inherent in capitalism, or did it enter our collective consciousness much later? And what can we do now that it’s clear this assumption is limiting our potential? Yancey... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 18th, 2019

Creatures of Habit: Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman Explore the Power of Habit in Shaping Behavior

How did Benjamin Franklin, one of the most revered figures in American history, accomplish so much in his lifetime? One argument for his success is that he was a creature of habit. In this episode of Choiceology, Katherine Milkman considers how our habits shape our behaviors—for better and... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 15th, 2019

New Margaret Atwood Documentary an Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Author

With winning 2019’s Booker Prize for The Testaments, a successful television series, and a world even more enraptured by her already popular prose, it’s natural to want to know what goes on in the mind and life of one of the most beloved authors, Margaret Atwood. The new documentary, Margaret... Continue Reading →
trending | Nov 15th, 2019

Six Lavin Speakers Featured on TIME Magazine’s “100 Must-Read Books of 2019”

Congratulations to Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, David Wallace-Wells and Shoshana Zuboff for penning stirring, thought-provoking works that have captured the world’s attention.   Salman Rushdie—Quichotte The prolific author’s 14th novel reimagines the famous Don... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 14th, 2019

Think Like a CEO: Adam Bryant Explores the Number 1 Quality of Successful Leaders

Over the last decade, Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 500 CEOs for his landmark column in The New York Times. From brains to ambition to humility, Bryant discovered the list of qualities that make up a successful leader is long. But what is the elusive trait at the top? In a new article for... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 13th, 2019

The Science of Praise: Forbes Covers New Management Research by Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Some bosses manage their employees through negative reinforcement, while others prefer positive reinforcement. But which managerial style is more effective? New research by Lauren Eskreis- Winkler reveals that encouraging management yields far better results than those that focus on failure.... Continue Reading →
| Nov 13th, 2019

Activist Vijay Gupta and Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu Make the TIME "100 Next" List

The inaugural TIME “100 Next” list was announced today. Honoring rising stars who are “eager to defy the odds and fight for a better future,” the list includes two Lavin speakers: Wanuri Kahiu, a Cannes-winning filmmaker from Kenya, and Vijay Gupta, the MacArthur Genius violinist putting art into... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 12th, 2019

Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Jonathan Fader’s New Book Hits Shelves Tomorrow

What do you do when conventional coaching methods aren’t getting you the optimal results? You turn to Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best, the first-ever guide to Motivational Interviewing—a proven technique for building relationships—co-authored by leading performance psychologist Jonathan Fader.... Continue Reading →
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