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literature | Nov 12th, 2019

Three Lavin Speakers Make Amazon's List of the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2019

Authors Jayson Greene, Lori Gottlieb, and Megan Phelps-Roper are among Amazon’s annual list of the best memoirs and biographies of 2019. They each share incredibly personal, and profound, stories.  Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir, Unfollow, explores her life as a member of the notoriously hateful... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 11th, 2019

The AI Disruption: Martin Ford Explores Andrew Yang’s Surprising Campaign and Why it Matters

In a new op-ed, Martin Ford—acclaimed author of two books on the impact of AI on the labour market—explains why AI-driven automation should be a top-of-mind issue in the upcoming election, and why Andrew Yang is the only candidate willing to speak out about it.  “The Democratic Party’s agenda... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 8th, 2019

Designing a Better Future: Tech Virtuoso David Rose Joins Epam Continuum as Resident Futurist

AR technologies have the potential to become our companions and coaches in everyday life. At least, that’s the opinion of David Rose—MIT lecturer, author, and former VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. Now, as Resident Futurist at Epam Continuum, Rose helps seamlessly integrate cutting-edge... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 7th, 2019

Liberate Your Mind: Scott Barry Kaufman Kicks Off a New Season of The Psychology Podcast with Steven Hayes

Named by Business Insider as a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior,” The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman has been downloaded over 7 million times. The new season kicks off with Steven Hayes, a renowned psychology professor and President of the Association for... Continue Reading →
literature | Nov 6th, 2019

The Novels That Shaped Our World: The BBC Names Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie in Literary List

The BBC has assembled a panel of British writers, curators, and critics to put forth a list of the books that have shaped their world. Part of the network’s year-long celebration of literature, the 100-strong list features work by contemporary icons Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie.   "We... Continue Reading →
motivational | Nov 5th, 2019

Changing Your Life, Career, and Future: Arlene Dickinson’s New Book Reinvention is Out Today

At fifty-seven years old, venture capitalist Arlene Dickinson was facing a crisis. Her once-booming business was on the brink of disaster, and her sense of self as a confident leader had eroded. How could she bounce back? In her new book Reinvention—out today!—she shows us how a business mindset... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 4th, 2019

Lori Gottlieb’s New TED Talk Reveals How Changing Our Stories Can Change Our Lives

Stories are the way we make sense of our lives. But that doesn’t mean that the ones we tell ourselves are good, or even true. Instead of providing clarity, they often just keep us stuck in the same painful patterns. In her new TED Talk, which has been viewed over 600,000 times in four days, Lori... Continue Reading →
innovation | Nov 4th, 2019

Create the Future: Jeremy Gutsche Offers New Tactics for Disruptive Thinking in His Upcoming Book

More than just a business buzzword, innovation has become a coveted ideal for nearly every organization on earth. The problem is, though everyone wants innovation, few know how to actually attain it. In his upcoming book Create the Future, Trend Hunter CEO and New York Times bestselling author... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 4th, 2019

WIRED Editor Nicholas Thompson Explores Facebook's Alarming Potential to Disable Democracy

As the Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Nicholas Thompson published two critical exposés on one of the world’s largest and most influential companies: Facebook. Now, in a conversation with WeTransfer’s President Damian Bradfield, Thomspon discusses the backlash the company has faced for their... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 1st, 2019

Ashton Applewhite Talks Ageism with Katie Couric on Next Question

What if discrimination on the basis of age were just as unacceptable as other kinds of prejudice? Why is society’s view of aging so grim when the lived reality is so different? Author and anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite connected with Katie Couric on her podcast, Next Question, to discuss.... Continue Reading →
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