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business | Nov 13th, 2018

What Does Nicholas Thompson Have in Common with Billionaires and World Leaders? They’re On the LinkedIn Top Voices List.

Social media is noisy. On LinkedIn alone, there are over 2 million posts, videos and articles clicked into the universe every day. There are a few voices though, that can be heard over the racket, and more importantly voices you should be listening to, according to LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2018.... Continue Reading →
social change | Nov 13th, 2018

Reducing Prejudice Requires Meaningful Conversation—but the Results Speak for Themselves, Says Dave Fleischer

Prejudice divides us, and to Lavin speaker Dave Fleischer, Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Leadership LAB, dismantling it is nothing less than a science. “Deep canvassing”—a method refined by Fleischer and his team—means knocking on doors to engage people in fact-based, personal... Continue Reading →
leadership | Nov 8th, 2018

Jordin Tootoo, the First Inuk NHL Player is Now a Lavin Speaker

The first Inuk player in history to be drafted by the NHL, Jordin Tootoo is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. In high energy talks he initiates moving, timely discussions on how Indigenous life across the nation can be improved through meaningful stewardship. As an Indigenous athlete,... Continue Reading →
diversity & race | Nov 7th, 2018

Black History Month: The Struggles of Our Past Teach Us About Our Present

February is Black History Month—a time in which we celebrate the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. Lavin speakers Titus Kaphar, Heather McGhee and Margot Lee Shetterly engage with this crucial history through a variety of lenses: art, policy, STEM.... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 5th, 2018

Amidst Increasing Polarization, Robb Willer Teaches “Moral Reframing”—a Method for Making Your Message Heard

Leading into the 2018 midterms, we’re in the most polarized political climate since the Civil War says Robb Willer, Stanford social psychologist and new Lavin speaker. In timely keynotes and brilliant workshops, Willer explains and teaches a technique called “moral reframing”—a rigorously tested... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 31st, 2018

Looking to History (Without Repeating It): New Speech Topic on Innovation from Consumer Behavior Expert David Sax

Everyone wants to get their hands on that shiny new idea, the one that solves a problem or moves a million units. The problem, says David Sax, is that if you’re chasing the last bright shiny thing, you’re likely going to miss the solution you really need. In his latest vibrant and... Continue Reading →
social change | Oct 29th, 2018

It’s Easy to Empathize with One Person. Stanford’s Jamil Zaki Helps Us Scale Up.

“For decades, social scientists have documented a troubling quirk in human empathy: People tend to care more about the suffering of individuals, and less about the pain of many people.” In the wake of what seems like an increase in natural disasters around the world, empathy expert Jamil Zaki... Continue Reading →
marketing | Oct 26th, 2018

Revenge of Analog Author David Sax on Real Things and Why They Matter in Marketing

“Analog may be more cumbersome and costlier than its digital equivalents,” says consumer behavior expert David Sax, “but it provides us with a richness of experience that is unparalleled with anything delivered through a screen.” In an interview with Content Magazine, Sax explains the ways that... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 24th, 2018

The Icons & Ideas Making the World WIRED: EIC Nicholas Thompson’s Summit Celebrates the Magazine’s Past, Present & Future

The four-day summit, named WIRED25, was a celebration of the ideas, innovations, and icons that made the world wired. In addition to work immersions, keynotes, and even a robot petting zoo, editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson, conducted thoughtful, illuminating interviews with LinkedIn CEO Jeff... Continue Reading →
women & leadership | Oct 22nd, 2018

Fresh, Powerful Perspectives: Say Hello to Our Women in Leadership Speakers

Innovative ideas come from diverse leadership. That’s a fact. Minette Norman, VP of Engineering at software leader Autodesk was the only person who could demolish the silos restricting progress; Maureen Chiquet led Chanel and Banana Republic through a decade of retail disruption; and Margot Lee... Continue Reading →
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