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stem | Jun 27th, 2018

A Central #MeToo Figure & TIME Person of the Year, Welcome Susan Fowler to the Roster!

“Words can change the world.” Susan Fowler’s now famous five-word speech, delivered at the 2018 Webby Awards, is now a #MeToo mantra. The year the engineer, physicist and writer wrote her viral blog post, detailing her time as an engineer at Uber, she was named a TIME Person of the Year (Silence... Continue Reading →
science | Jun 8th, 2018

Nat Geo is Developing a TV Series based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures—Margot Lee Shetterly’s runaway New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film—is being developed by the original producers into a series for Nat Geo, National Geographic’s cable channel. Shetterly’s book recounts the true story of the black women... Continue Reading →
motivational | Jun 6th, 2018

Advance Praise for Drew Dudley’s New Book This Is Day One (Plus How to Get a Free Copy!)

Drew Dudley’s TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” has almost 5 million views, and was voted one of the most inspiring TED talks of all time. His forthcoming book This Is Day One turns that inspiration into a practical, how-to guide for developing a leadership action plan,... Continue Reading →
business | Jun 1st, 2018

Fashion, Beer, and Lab-Grown Bones: Three Women Doing Business on Their Own Terms

Looking to learn from some of the top women in business today? Beyond leaning in, these dynamic, innovative leaders offer brilliant business strategies on growing and sustaining organizations using their own unique skill sets—whether that’s in luxury fashion (Maureen Chiquet), beer production... Continue Reading →
u.s. politics | May 31st, 2018

Mark Leibovich—the Chronicler of Washington Mayhem—Profiles the New White House Press Secretary

Mark Leibovich is the author of This Town, the #1 bestseller that revealed the near-surreal excess, insecurity, and egotism that really runs Washington. In his latest for The New York Times Magazine, the seasoned journalist applies his gift for parsing humanity from the absurd in a profile of Hogan... Continue Reading →
fintech & blockchain | May 22nd, 2018

Blockchain Expert Michael Casey Breaks Down the Basics in May’s MIT Technology Review

Michael Casey is the Senior Advisor to MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative and author of both The Age of Cryptocurrency and The Truth Machine, two pre-eminent books on cryptocurrency. With ease and clarity, he demystifies the blockchain, breaking down what it actually means, for organizations,... Continue Reading →
politics & society | May 8th, 2018

Journalist James Fallows and Author Deborah Fallows Spent Five Years Documenting an America Reinventing Itself

James Fallows has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for over three decades. Deborah Fallows is a linguist and author. Together, they spent five years travelling the US, compiling a surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place across the country. The result is... Continue Reading →
religion | May 8th, 2018

Lavin Speakers Reza Aslan and Wajahat Ali Land On CNN’s Most Influential American Muslims List

CNN spent a year interviewing more than 100 American Muslims, asking who they believed were the most influential Muslims in their fields. Though no one can speak for the nearly 3.5 million Muslims in America, Reza Aslan and Wajahat Ali were among the most influential to be named, alongside an... Continue Reading →
online behaviour | May 4th, 2018

Bumble’s In-House Sociologist Jessica Carbino Visits the Toronto Hive

The trail of information we create online with our clicks, taps, swipes, and scrolls might seem like an indiscernible data map—but to Bumble’s in-house psychologist Dr. Jessica Carbino, (who is in Toronto this week to speak at the “Bumble Hive”), that digital footprint is as legible (and human) as... Continue Reading →
psychology | May 4th, 2018

In His Brand New TED Talk, Steven Pinker Argues that the World is Getting Better. But, We Must Adjust Our Perception to See It.

“You can always fool yourself into seeing a decline if you compare bleeding headlines of the present with rose-tinted images of the past,” says speaker Steven Pinker in his just-released (and standing o-garnering) TED Talk. But, he goes on to ask, what does the trajectory of the world look like... Continue Reading →
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