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psychology | Aug 31st, 2021

Jay Van Bavel Offers a Revolutionary Understanding of Identity in The Power of Us

In his new book The Power of Us, Jay Van Bavel explores the dynamics of our social identities: What causes people to develop social identities? What happens when they define themselves by the groups they belong to? And under what conditions does the human tendency to divide the world into “us”... Continue Reading →
economics | Aug 24th, 2021

The Forces Shaping Our Future: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Harvard Economist Ken Rogoff

The time has come to start preparing for the post-pandemic world—but how can leaders cultivate the deep level of global and national understanding they’ll need for such future planning? To make sense of the sweeping economic forces that will define our strategies, The Lavin Agency is proud to... Continue Reading →
change management | Aug 16th, 2021

Futurist Jonathan Brill Reveals How to Turn Chaos Into Profit in Rogue Waves

Radical changes are hitting businesses harder, faster, and more often than ever before. And though everyone will face them at some point or another, some companies will fare better than others. In Rogue Waves, Jonathan Brill, an expert in resilient growth and decision-making in times of uncertainty... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Aug 10th, 2021

Redefining Power and Profitability: The Lavin Agency Welcomes DEI Leader Deepa Purushothaman

In her deeply personal book The First, the Few, the Only (forthcoming), Deepa Purushothaman reveals her experience as an Indian-American woman in the corporate world. Joining The Lavin Agency as a new speaker, she offers this real-world experience as a guiding light for organizations looking to... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Aug 6th, 2021

Eyal Press Explores Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

Before the COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to essential workers and our utter dependence on them, there were countless ethically troubling jobs being performed out of sight. Imprisoning criminals. Slaughtering animals. Fighting wars. In his masterful new book Dirty Work, Eyal Press explores jobs... Continue Reading →
race | Aug 3rd, 2021

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb Contextualizes a Historic Study on American Racism

A new look at a shocking 1960s government report on systemic racism, edited by Lavin Speaker Jelani Cobb, reveals how we’re tragically repeating history.  In The Essential Kerner Commission Report, Columbia professor and New Yorker correspondent Jelani Cobb, and his co-editor UC Berkeley... Continue Reading →
leadership | Jul 13th, 2021

Choose Possibility: Former StubHub President Sukhinger Singh Cassidy Joins The Lavin Agency

One of Silicon Valley’s most successful and well-respected leaders, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is no stranger to risk. In her upcoming book Choose Possibility, Lavin’s newest speaker reveals how the many personal and professional leaps she took along the way led her to where she is today.   In her... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jul 6th, 2021

Embracing Change to Kickstart Innovation: The Lavin Agency Welcomes Jason Feifer

This past year has taught us that sudden, unexpected change may always be just around the corner. And although this might sound scary, success is waiting for those who can let go of protecting yesterday’s status quo. Helping us find the courage to do just that is Jason Feifer—the editor-in-chief of... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Jun 30th, 2021

Kristin Neff: Fierce Self-Compassion Can Change Your Life, and the World

Long before self-compassion had become common parlance, DR. KRISTIN NEFF was leading pioneering research in the field. Countless studies have been published since her first groundbreaking book Self-Compassion, and today, she reshapes our understanding once more with her new release: Fierce... Continue Reading →
literature | Jun 22nd, 2021

An Ode to Black Joy: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone Collaborate on Blackout

The pandemic brought its share of hardships, but also enabled the most beloved writers in young adult literature to collaborate on a new novel. Blackout features six award-winning, Black, female authors—including two Lavin Speakers: New York Times bestselling authors ANGIE THOMAS and NIC STONE.... Continue Reading →
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