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trending | Aug 15th, 2019

The Must-Read Books for Fall 2019: Four Lavin Speakers Release Exciting New Titles

Pacific Standard has rounded up twenty-five must-read books being released in Fall of 2019. Among them are Lavin Speakers Margaret Atwood, Naomi Klein, Megan Phelps-Roper, and Patti Smith.  Margaret Atwood—The Testaments The highly anticipated sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal book The... Continue Reading →
social justice | Aug 14th, 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones and The NewYork Times Launch Landmark The 1619 Project, Marking 400 Years Since American Slavery Began

Without the monumental efforts of Black Americans in the face of incredible opposition, democracy as we know it would still be as much of a lie as it was when our founding ideals were first put on paper. Nikole Hannah-Jones is lifting up the remarkable contributions of Black Americans to the nation... Continue Reading →
psychology | Aug 14th, 2019

How Does Instagram Affect Our Shopping Habits? Psychology Professor Adam Alter Explores for The Cut

Once a lifestyle app featuring beautifully curated images, Instagram has become the newest, easiest shopping destination. In a new article on The Cut, psychologist and bestselling author Adam Alter explains why we’re so addicted, and how we can manage our symptoms in a digital world of access and... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 14th, 2019

Amazon and the Robot Revolution: Martin Ford Weighs in on the Leaders in Automation

How has Amazon integrated automation into its 600,000+ workforce? What will be the future of its employees? And how are we, as consumers, making that future happen? Martin Ford joins the Land of Giants podcast for a discussion on the Robot Revolution. Land of Giants, a podcast produced by Vox... Continue Reading →
psychology | Aug 14th, 2019

Learn from the Best: Daniel Lerner Joins Outlier, an Online Education Platform from the MasterClass Creators

MasterClass brought us online classes taught by some of the world’s greatest minds. Now, Outlier brings us University-level courses from some of the world’s best educators. Daniel Lerner, a mastermind of positive psychology, joins the platform that’s changing the future of higher education.  The... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Aug 13th, 2019

What a Currency War Means for Bitcoin: Michael Casey Explains in CoinDesk

With the global economy in crisis, bitcoin should be in a position to prove itself as an asset immune to political effects. Michael Casey explores how the currency war might affect it in his latest article for CoinDesk.  Something may or may not come out of Trump’s decision to label China a... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 13th, 2019

From Line Cook to CEO: Ellen Bennet Shares How She Built a Multi-Million Dollar Apron Empire

The Second Life podcast by Who What Wear is dedicated to spotlighting successful women who have mastered the art of the career change. This week features an expanded version of their interview with Ellen Bennett, the cook-turned-businesswoman who gave the restaurant uniform an update with her... Continue Reading →
execution & performance | Aug 13th, 2019

Why Do Complex Systems Fail? Meltdown by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik Wins Management Award

The George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually by the Academy of Management, honoring those who have made an outstanding contribution to management knowledge on a global scale. This year, two Lavin speakers—Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik—have been honored for their book Meltdown.... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | Aug 12th, 2019

Gender and Venture Capitalism: Laura Huang Wins the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management

Through their scholarship and teaching, The Academy of Management Journal aims to inspire and enable a better world. This year, they’re honoring top business school professor Laura Huang with the AMJ Best Paper Award for her groundbreaking work on how the gender gap affects startup funding.  Male... Continue Reading →
retail | Aug 12th, 2019

The End of Amazon: Retail Prophet Doug Stephens Imagines the Mega-Retailer’s Downfall

Like Wal-Mart before it, Amazon today feels untouchable: a monolithic empire selling us everything from groceries to electronics. Retail Expert Doug Stephens illustrates the parallels between these iconic companies, and explains how, when, and why the e-commerce giant ruling the world today will... Continue Reading →
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