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innovation | Jan 18th, 2019

New Lavin Speaker Charles Fishman Explains What We Can Learn from Some of the Biggest, Most Innovative Projects in History

Charles Fishman is a world-class storyteller. He’s spent his career getting inside organizations—big and small, familiar and unknown—and explaining how they work. In his New York Times bestselling The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman transformed the public’s understanding of the mega-corporation. In The... Continue Reading →
books | Jan 17th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Wrote the Best Books of 2018

From an in-depth analysis of failure, to data-driven proof that the world is getting better, the biggest, boldest and best books of 2018 came from Lavin speakers.       Andras Tilcsik and Chris Clearfield’s Meltdown, an analysis of why our systems fail and what we can do about it, landed on the... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 14th, 2019

In Jared Diamond’s New Book Upheaval, the Pulitzer Prize Winner Explores What Makes Some Nations More Resilient Than Others

Jared Diamond is a Pulitzer Prize winner, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and one of Foreign Policy’s Top 10 Public Intellectuals. His forthcoming book, Upheaval, is the final installment a trilogy that the Times calls “one of the most significant projects embarked upon by any intellectual... Continue Reading →
ted speakers | Jan 11th, 2019

In Her Latest for The Atlantic, Emily Esfahani Smith Shows That Our Flaws Are More Attractive Than We Think They Are

“Often there’s a mismatch between how people perceive their vulnerabilities and how others interpret them. We tend to think showing vulnerability makes us seem weak, inadequate, and flawed—a mess. But when others see our vulnerability, they might perceive something quite different, something... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Jan 10th, 2019

Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers

Great companies start with great leaders. Leaders who recognize incredible talent, even when it’s hard to see; leaders who can spot, manage, and prevent risk; leaders who build successful teams, adapt to change and create cultures of innovation. These business keynote speakers blend personal,... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 8th, 2019

Lavin Speaker Lera Boroditsky Had the Most Popular TED Talk of 2018

Lavin speaker Lera Boroditsky had the most popular TED talk of 2018. Millions have watched her explain how language shapes the way we think. Watch it below. In her funny and fascinating breakdown of how language shapes the way we think, cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky draws on examples from... Continue Reading →
social justice | Jan 7th, 2019

Read the First Excerpt from On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’ Highly Anticipated Follow-Up to The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, which garnered widespread critical acclaim and was turned into a major motion picture. Thomas’ highly anticipated sequel On the Come Up, is out Feb. 5. Read an exclusive excerpt in Entertainment Weekly.  In the video... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 4th, 2019

Top 10 Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing—fast. Innovation and creativity are becoming the most valuable assets a company can hire for, encourage and cultivate. But how does innovation actually happen? What does it really look like in action? These innovation keynote speakers are professors, entrepreneurs, scientists;... Continue Reading →
building communities | Jan 3rd, 2019

“Great Architecture Can Heal.” Welcome Acclaimed Architect Michael Murphy to the Lavin Roster.

The way we make buildings reveals a lot about us says Michael Murphy—the acclaimed, visionary architect behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. In revealing talks he explains how architecture can kickstart transformative change, drawing from his work with MASS... Continue Reading →
creativity | Dec 21st, 2018

The Office Star Rainn Wilson is Now a Lavin Speaker, Delivering Funny, Candid Keynotes About the Power of Creativity

For nearly a decade, Rainn Wilson endeared himself to millions of viewers on the hit show The Office, earning three Emmy nominations for his portrayal of eccentric paper salesman Dwight Schrute. In warm, funny talks Wilson asks, and answers, the big questions in life: How do you get out of your... Continue Reading →
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