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politics & society | Mar 23rd, 2020

Political Polarization During a Pandemic Will Be Deadly: Jay Van Bavel for The Washington Post

Jay Van Bavel is a professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University. He speaks frequently about political polarization and ‘the partisan brain,’ exploring why so many people are willing to put party over policy, and oftentimes, even over truth. In his latest for The Washington Post... Continue Reading →
technology | Mar 20th, 2020

AR Expert Helen Papagiannis Explores How Technology Can Offer a Form of ‘Virtual Tourism’ During Self-Isolation

From our overworked healthcare system, to the forced closures of restaurants, bars, and shops, it’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will have dire effects on the global economy— and perhaps no industry will be harder hit than travel and tourism. Helen Papagiannis shares how AR and VR can offer... Continue Reading →
economics | Mar 17th, 2020

The Atlantic's Derek Thompson Investigates How Restaurant Closures Will Affect the Nation's Economy

“A pandemic is war,” writes Derek Thompson in his latest article for The Atlantic. And our response to the biological enemy is a shut-down of public life, from schools to restaurants. Unfortunately, the latter closure especially will have profound effects on the nation’s economy. What we do to... Continue Reading →
change management | Mar 17th, 2020

Futurist Jonathan Brill Envisions Life After the Coronavirus

Citizens around the globe are glued to the news as the coronavirus continues to silently spread. But Jonathan Brill, a gifted futurist who has helped some of the world's leading companies navigate uncertainty, suggests that what we really need to focus on is life after the pandemic. While... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 16th, 2020

Legendary Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field Shares How We Can Reinvent Success on NPR

During her 29-year tenure as UCLA’s Head Gymnastics Coach, Valorie Kondos Field led her team to an astounding seven championship victories. Now, the Pac-12 Coach of the Century shares why creating a supportive environment, rather than a cutthroat one, was essential to her success.   When... Continue Reading →
mental health | Mar 16th, 2020

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb Reveals How to Fight Coronavirus Anxiety

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s no wonder that anxiety and fear are on the rise. What if a loved one falls ill? How will we deal with the potential financial fallout? And what happens if we find ourselves in another global recession? Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb—also the author... Continue Reading →
retail | Mar 13th, 2020

Retail Futurist Doug Stephens Explores How Coronavirus Will Change Consumer Behaviour

In the latest Business of Fashion podcast, Doug Stephens explains how the pandemic will affect retailers—and what they can do to stay above water.  The rapid spread of coronavirus, or COVID19, has prompted drastic measures from corporations and governments around the world, as well as a surge in... Continue Reading →
retail | Mar 13th, 2020

Lavin's Top 10 Retail Speakers Navigate the Future of Selling

Between the growth of e-commerce, the rise of direct-to-consumer brands, and the proliferation of digital technologies, the retail industry has been subject to tremendous change. Here to help guide us through—and ensure the consumer experience is as frictionless as possible—are Lavin’s Top Retail... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 12th, 2020

Create the Future: Jeremy Gutsche’s Latest Innovation Guidebook Profiled by Inc

In Create the Future, Trend Hunter CEO and New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche reveals the frameworks that have helped 700 of the world’s most powerful brands, billionaires, and CEOs, accelerate real change.   Through his consulting work with Trend Hunter—not to mention his experience... Continue Reading →
women & leadership | Mar 6th, 2020

Lavin’s Top Women & Leadership Speakers Are Breaking Barriers—and Inspiring Others to Do the Same

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re shining the spotlight on our Top Women & Leadership Speakers. These women are all powerhouses in their fields—from business and law to STEM and sports. They’re reshaping the worlds they work in, and as speakers, their stories and expertise empower other... Continue Reading →
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