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literature | Jan 27th, 2020

Margaret Atwood Announces Release of Dearly, Her First Poetry Collection in Over a Decade

Margaret Atwood’s already incredible career was absolutely on fire ilast year, with The Testaments—the hotly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale— breaking sales records and taking home the Booker Prize. And her 2020 shows no signs of slowing down, with today’s announcement of her upcoming... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Jan 24th, 2020

Lavin's Top 10 Corporate Culture Speakers Changing the Workplace of Tomorrow

More than just a modern-day business buzzword, corporate culture plays an integral role in a company’s success. Whether it’s innovation, collaboration, diversity, or a commitment to taking risks, Lavin’s Top Corporate Culture Speakers will help you elevate your organization by championing strong... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 23rd, 2020

Forbes CCO Randall Lane Organizes the Magazine’s First Under 30 Voter Survey

The Forbes Under 30 Voter Survey, powered by Zogby, polled 1,014 young American voters on the upcoming election—revealing somewhat unexpected results. Chief Content Officer Randall Lane weighs in on the younger generation’s attitude towards the presidential race.  Though Bernie Sanders remains... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jan 22nd, 2020

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization: Cryptocurrency Expert Michael Casey for CoinDesk

World leaders and dignitaries from every sphere of influence will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Topics to be discussed range from climate change to political polarization—but are the elite guests missing the point? In Michael Casey’s latest article for CoinDesk, he... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 20th, 2020

Stanford Psychologist Jamil Zaki Explores the Intersection of Empathy and Tech, on NPR

There are millions of people who want to interact with others in a more productive way online—but how can we empower them to do so? Jamil Zaki, author of The War for Kindness talks to NPR’s Here  & Now about technology and empathy, and how to intertwine them, to make a better, and more human,... Continue Reading →
climate change | Jan 20th, 2020

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells Inspires Upcoming HBO Series

David Wallace-Wells’ instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth has been making waves and waking up the world to the realities of climate change since it was published. And now, HBO Max has just greenlit an anthology series of the same name, using his book as inspiration and... Continue Reading →
economics | Jan 20th, 2020

Business Professor Sarah Kaplan Discusses the Profit Potential in Climate Change Action for CBC News

This week, BlackRock—the world’s largest money manager—announced that it will begin adjusting its investment strategies with climate change in mind. Rotman professor Sarah Kaplan joined CBC’s Front Burner to discuss how this move will impact the company’s bottom line.   In his letter to CEOs,... Continue Reading →
economics | Jan 15th, 2020

Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta Explores the Evolution of Venture Capital

Fledgling venture firm Felix Capital has announced it’s raised an additional $300 million in funding to continue to invest in digital lifestyle brands—such as Goop, Highsnobiety, and Peleton, reports Fast Company’s Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mehta. Her latest piece investigates the company’s digital... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 14th, 2020

Pushing Tech Forward: WIRED’s Nicholas Thompson Explores How We Can Learn From Our Mistakes

Technology has undoubtedly transformed our lives—for better and for worse. In his latest essay, WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson investigates the mistakes we’ve made in the name of tech, and how we can push forward and rebuild what we broke.  “For several years now, we've been living in a... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Jan 14th, 2020

Tap Into Your Giving Network with Wayne Baker’s New Book All You Have To Do Is Ask—Out Today!

Asking for help when we need it is a crucial aspect of success, says Management Professor Wayne Baker—so why are we so reluctant to do it? Motivated by a quest to find proven, practical, and effective tools to overcome the obstacles to asking, Baker translated his award-winning research from the... Continue Reading →
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