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new speaker | Nov 4th, 2022

Building a Workplace You Want to Be a Part Of: Lavin Welcomes Bully Market Author Jamie Fiore Higgins

With "quiet quitting" on the rise, it’s never been more crucial to build a workplace culture where everyone feels empowered to perform to their full potential. Jamie Fiore Higgins spent 18 years in a toxic Wall Street company—and now she’s showing us what it takes to break out and change our companies for the better.

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new book | Oct 17th, 2022

The Iranian People's Century-Long Fight for Freedom: Understanding the Moment with Reza Aslan’s New Book

The Iranian people’s fight for human rights dates back more than a century. Through the forgotten story of a little-known American missionary who died for these same ideals, Reza asks us to consider what we owe to the people fighting for the rights we take for granted.

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new speaker | Oct 7th, 2022

Anxiety Is Actually Good for You: Lavin Welcomes Psychology Researcher and Author Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

As a psychologist and anxiety researcher, Tracy explains how anxiety helps us focus, create, and plan for a better future. Her bestseller Future Tense gives us a radical framework for embracing and taking advantage of our most misunderstood emotion.

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awards and honors | Sep 30th, 2022

Bestselling Author George M. Johnson Named to TIME100 Next List of Rising Stars

For their powerful storytelling and advocacy work, George was named on TIME’s annual list of rising stars, which honours leaders across industries and their “extraordinary efforts to shape our world—and to define our future.”

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new book | Sep 16th, 2022

Happiness, Change, and Democracy: This September’s Must-Reads from Lavin Speakers

If you’re looking to get more inspired, productive, or thoughtful this month, look no further than these three new books. Cassie Holmes, Douglas Rushkoff, and Jason Feifer have big ideas that you won’t want to miss.

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new speaker | Sep 1st, 2022

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change: Lavin Welcomes James Kirchick, Author of Secret City, the Hidden Gay History

In his instant New York Times bestseller, acclaimed as the most important work of gay history in decades, James illuminates the sweeping history of the gay subculture in Washington, and how aides, spymasters, and assistants behind the scenes fought for a world where they were free to be themselves.

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new speaker | Aug 26th, 2022

The Science of Making People Happier: Lavin Welcomes Martin Seligman, Father of Positive Psychology

Martin founded the revolutionary science of positive psychology, changing how people viewed psychology through his decades of research. The single most influential psychologist of the past 20 years, he teaches strategies to get happier and healthier, flourishing in any situation.

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videos | Aug 23rd, 2022

A Better Infrastructure for AI: Leading Expert Kate Crawford on Rethinking AI More Equitably

Up until now, artificial intelligence has been wielded by a select few: rich companies who are more concerned about their profits than their social impact. But Kate Crawford, leading AI scholar and “Atlas of AI” author, says that we still can—and must—rethink the infrastructures that give AI form.

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speaker news | Aug 16th, 2022

Get Smarter This Summer: Crucial Books by Lavin Speakers on McKinsey’s Summer Reading List

Curated by Nobel Prize winners, CEOs, founders, and more, McKinsey’s annual summer reading guide spotlights the vital ideas that you’ll want to know more about—including four books on leadership, change, and happiness by Lavin’s brilliant speakers.

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videos | Aug 12th, 2022

Innovate for Communities, Not Individuals: David Robertson on How Cherokee Values Help You Innovate Better

So much of innovation centers around satisfying individual needs and desires. But David, an MIT professor and member of the Cherokee nation, says we need to innovate for community, creating a framework of values that will help us design for what our customers really want.

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