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trending | Jul 23rd, 2019

Forbes CCO Randall Lane Announces Editorial Expansion with 10 New Hires

Randall Lane, the Chief Content Officer of Forbes, announced the magazine would be continuing its editorial expansion with the hire of 10 new journalists worldwide. The appointments—which take place in New York, London, and San Francisco—span across nearly all the Forbes coverage areas, including... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jul 23rd, 2019

Safi Bahcall Explains How ‘Loonshots’ by Entrepreneurs Are Out-Performing NASA

The 50th anniversary of the moon landing has prompted new discussion about the future of America’s legendary space agency. Safi Bahcall, physicist and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Loonshots, joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss where NASA stands today—and who its competitors are.   “... Continue Reading →
social justice | Jul 23rd, 2019

Louis Theroux’s Acclaimed Docuseries on Westboro Baptist Church Returns, Featuring Activist Megan Phelps-Roper.

Documentarian Louis Theroux takes on the Westboro Baptist Church for the third time in BBC 2’s recently released Surviving the World’s Most Hated Family—the buzzed about follow-up to his popular 2007 and 2011 intimate exposés viewed by millions. As in the previous films, Theroux features Megan... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Jul 23rd, 2019

By Understanding AI’s Mechanisms, We Can Make Better Decisions: Tarah Wheeler Explains.

Artificial Intelligence is more prominent than ever—yet few know exactly how it works. One of America’s leading cybersecurity experts, Tarah Wheeler empowers others to make better automation decisions and make sense of the far-reaching power of AI by looking at and understanding the algorithms that... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jul 22nd, 2019

Blockchain Expert Michael Casey Reveals the Biggest Problem Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Faces

Facebook’s potential Bitcoin rival Libra faces the same centralization vs. decentralization debate that plagued cryptocurrencies before it. Michael Casey, the Senior Advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, explores the competing interests in a new op-ed.  The tension... Continue Reading →
| Jul 19th, 2019

Lavin Speakers Reflect on the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

July 20th, 2019, marks 50 years since NASA put a man on the moon. These are the Lavin Speakers talking about mankind’s greatest achievement.   One Giant Leap author Charles Fishman continues his 50 Days to the Moon series for Fast Company. The award-winning journalist is also appearing at NASA’s... Continue Reading →
leadership | Jul 19th, 2019

Retail Maverick Bonnie Brooks Formally Named CEO of Chico’s

As the first female President and CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Bonnie Brooks restored the aging institution back to its former glory. More recently, she has been acting as interim CEO of Chico’s—the international women’s fashion retailer—following the abrupt departure of Shelley Broader.... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 18th, 2019

Blurring the Boundaries of Privacy in a Digital Age: Tech Writer Susan Fowler Investigates for The New York Times

“The boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt.” These are the words from the The Privacy Project, a limited-run newsletter in the New York Times that explores the blurring lines between public and private. Susan Fowler, the magazine’s Op-Ed Technology writer and #MeToo... Continue Reading →
leadership | Jul 17th, 2019

What Did JFK's Assassination Mean for the Moon Landing? Charles Fishman Investigates for Fast Company

The moon landing wouldn’t have happened without President John F. Kennedy, he who boldly promised the nation that we would reach the moon before the Soviets. But would we have gotten there by 1969—as promised—if he hadn’t been assassinated? In his latest article for Fast Company, Charles Fishman... Continue Reading →
teaching & learning | Jul 17th, 2019

Reforming Education: Top Ten Teaching and Learning Speakers

From boosting economic growth, to living healthier and happier lives, the benefits of education are rich and plenty. Lavin’s Top Ten Teaching and Learning Speakers address how we can reform our public institutions, deepen our knowledge, increase productivity, and ultimately, achieve more success.... Continue Reading →
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