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economics | Sep 24th, 2019

What Does WeWork’s Spiral Mean for the Future of Consumer Tech? Derek Thompson Explores for The Atlantic.

Though the case of WeWork—a company poised to go public before a sharp, unexpected decline in its valuation—appears as a “one-of-a-kind spectacle,” according to Derek Thompson the underlying narrative is more familiar than we think.  “If you wake up on a Casper mattress, hail a Lyft to get to your... Continue Reading →
literature | Sep 24th, 2019

“Dreamy Recollection of a Terrible Year”: Vox Reviews Patti Smith’s Year of the Monkey

The legendary musician’s third memoir walks readers through the tumultuous year of 2016, in which the nation’s collective despair collided with her own personal grief. In the opening of Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith says goodbye to her longtime friend and music producer, Sandy Pearlman. This... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Sep 23rd, 2019

A Free Market Requires Free Will: Michael Casey Discusses Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Celebrated author, journalist, and entrepreneur Michael Casey joins Demetri Kofinas on Hidden Forces to discuss how a loss of faith in our financial institutions—and the rise Surveillance Capitalism—act as a driving force in the remaking of the modern world.  Michael Casey first reviewed... Continue Reading →
innovation | Sep 23rd, 2019

Building an Innovative Culture: Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta joins The Lavin Agency

Fast Company is the magazine that innovative businesses trust when they want to understand up-and-coming technologies, changing leadership and workplace trends, and ideas with the power to change the world. At the helm is Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mehta, helping to shape the future for the next... Continue Reading →
environment | Sep 20th, 2019

Naomi Klein’s New Book On Fire Hits Shelves Just in Time for #ClimateStrike

As students, workers, and people from all walks of life around the world are striking in the name of climate reform, bestselling author and renowned journalist Naomi Klein has released a hot new title—On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a New Green Deal. A longtime prominent figure calling for... Continue Reading →
retail | Sep 20th, 2019

Doug Stephens Joins the Voice of Retail to Discuss the Rapid-Fire Change in the Industry

Retail prophet Doug Stephens breaks down the challenges retailers face in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected, digital world.   Businesses that grew to prominence in the industrial era may have whiplash at the sheer speed of change happening in today’s age of mobile phones and internet shopping.... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Sep 20th, 2019

Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino Explains How Changing Your Mind Can Make You Seem Smarter

You’re in the middle of pitching investors on your business idea, and someone brings up contradictory evidence to a claim you’ve made. Do you acknowledge it and change your mind? Or do you dig in your heels and argue that you know best? New research by Francesca Gino (featured in Inc) suggests the... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 19th, 2019

Johann Hari's New, Viral TED Talk Explores Different Solutions for Our Increasingly Anxious and Depressed Society

Drawing on international research, personal experience and diverse studies, Johann Hari’s new TED Talk—instantly viral with over 600,000 views in less than 24 hours—proposes a radical premise: that the causes of mental illness lie beyond our own brains—and so do its solutions.    An... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 19th, 2019

What is Your Technology Doing to You? Adam Alter Explores on Future Minds

Adam Alter—NYU Marketing Professor and New York Times bestselling author—joins Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Joel Pearson for an engaging conversation on how addictive technology influences our lives.  Why are so many people addicted to technology? Adam Alter has been investigating the... Continue Reading →
motivational | Sep 19th, 2019

Arlene Dickinson’s New Book Will Help You Master the Art of Reinvention

Dragon’s Den alum Arlene Dickinson is no stranger to reinvention. She has remade herself, her career, and her businesses more times than she can count. And in her new book, she will teach you how to do the same.  Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future is a book for anyone who’s... Continue Reading →
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