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entrepreneurship | Nov 1st, 2019

Building the Next Generation of Tech Champions: Ajay Agrawal’s Creative Destruction Lab Expands to Paris

Founded by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School, the Creative Destruction Lab has supported over 1,500 founders from over 30 countries—generating more than 4 billion dollars in equity value. Now, in its partnership with International business school HEC Paris, the CDL is poised to “play a... Continue Reading →
change management | Nov 1st, 2019

What the Boeing 737 Tells Us About Complexity: Award-Winning Author Chris Clearfield for The Globe and Mail

Earlier this year, Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft was involved in two fatal crashes caused by a malfunctioning sensor. Now, as the company testifies before U.S. Congress, Chris Clearfield considers how Boeing made such a critical error, why it was overlooked by regulators, and what it all says about our... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Oct 30th, 2019

Amber Baldet Visits The Verge to Discuss What Blockchain Can Do For us

Cryptocurrency expert Amber Baldet joins Vox Media’s The Verge for an insightful conversation on where cryptocurrency is going, Facebook’s potential in the game, and how blockchain can dismantle skepticism and renew trust when it comes to sharing our data online.   Money is one fantastic and... Continue Reading →
economics | Oct 30th, 2019

How Technical Debt Threatens a Nation: Annie Lowrey Explores the Crippling Problem in America’s Infrastructure

Climate disasters, like the California fires currently displacing hundreds of thousands of people, are revealing an insidious problem of toxic debt embedded into the framework of our communities. Annie Lowrey explores the high cost of maintaining the status quo in her new article for The Atlantic.... Continue Reading →
psychology | Oct 28th, 2019

Scott Barry Kaufman Explores Moral Grandstanding as a Source of Conflict for Scientific American

Defined as “the use and abuse of moral talk to seek status, to promote oneself, or to boost your own brand,” moral grandstanding seems to be everywhere these days. In a new article for Scientific American, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman investigates what has become a phenomenon of the modern age.... Continue Reading →
literature | Oct 28th, 2019

Margaret Atwood Receives Order of the Companions of Honor from Queen Elizabeth

Fresh off her Booker Prize win, prolific Canadian author Margaret Atwood received another honor recently—and an incredible career first: it was presented to her by none other than Queen Elizabeth. As of late October 2019, Atwood is now one of the select few people granted the Companion of Honor... Continue Reading →
civic engagement | Oct 28th, 2019

This Could Be Our Future: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler’s New Book Out Tomorrow

Western society is trapped by the belief that maximizing wealth and self-interest is the right thing to do, says Yancey Strickler. In his new book This Could Be Our Future—out tomorrow—the crowdfunding mastermind explores how we can liberate ourselves by expanding our understanding of value.... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Oct 25th, 2019

The Secret Economy of Desire: Introducing New Lavin Speaker Luke Burgis

Why do we want what we want? And why does it matter? It might seem like an innocent question, but the answer is far from simple. In his upcoming book Wanting, new Lavin speaker Luke Burgis explains how mimetic, or imitative, desire is at the heart of business, relationships, and consumer behavior.... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Oct 25th, 2019

How Do We Experience Awe? Beau Lotto Explains his Study on Cirque du Soleil for the TED Stage

Human beings fear uncertainty, yet the world is constantly changing. In order to survive, it’s imperative that we adapt along with it. In his brand-new TED talk, leading neuroscientist Beau Lotto explains how the evolutionary cure for uncertainty is one of the most profound perceptual experiences... Continue Reading →
psychology | Oct 24th, 2019

The Power of Changing Our Stories: Therapist and Critically Acclaimed Author Lori Gottlieb Joins The Lavin Agency

Lori Gottlieb started her career as a film and TV executive, followed by a period as a nationally recognized journalist. Today, she’s a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author. Though her career trajectory has been anything but linear, the common thread through it all is her genuine... Continue Reading →
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