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innovation | Jan 18th, 2019

New Lavin Speaker Charles Fishman Explains What We Can Learn from Some of the Biggest, Most Innovative Projects in History

Charles Fishman is a world-class storyteller. He’s spent his career getting inside organizations—big and small, familiar and unknown—and explaining how they work. In his New York Times bestselling The Wal-Mart Effect, Fishman transformed the public’s understanding of the mega-corporation. In The... Continue Reading →
innovation | Jan 4th, 2019

Top 10 Innovation Keynote Speakers

The world is changing—fast. Innovation and creativity are becoming the most valuable assets a company can hire for, encourage and cultivate. But how does innovation actually happen? What does it really look like in action? These innovation keynote speakers are professors, entrepreneurs, scientists;... Continue Reading →
innovation | Dec 13th, 2018

New Lavin Speaker Safi Bahcall Wrote the Book on Loonshots: Big, Innovative Ideas That Change the World

Safi Bahcall is a physicist and entrepreneur who’s spent his career studying “loonshots”: the wild ideas, widely dismissed as crazy, that end up changing the world. In Loonshots, his much-anticipated new book on the subject, Bahcall uses illustrative historical examples and bold analysis to reveal... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 31st, 2018

Looking to History (Without Repeating It): New Speech Topic on Innovation from Consumer Behavior Expert David Sax

Everyone wants to get their hands on that shiny new idea, the one that solves a problem or moves a million units. The problem, says David Sax, is that if you’re chasing the last bright shiny thing, you’re likely going to miss the solution you really need. In his latest vibrant and... Continue Reading →
innovation | Oct 24th, 2018

The Icons & Ideas Making the World WIRED: EIC Nicholas Thompson’s Summit Celebrates the Magazine’s Past, Present & Future

The four-day summit, named WIRED25, was a celebration of the ideas, innovations, and icons that made the world wired. In addition to work immersions, keynotes, and even a robot petting zoo, editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson, conducted thoughtful, illuminating interviews with LinkedIn CEO Jeff... Continue Reading →
innovation | Mar 16th, 2017

Sneak Peak: David Robertson’s The Power of Little Ideas, from LEGO to Gatorade

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High Reward Approach to Innovation, Wharton professor David Robertson’s latest book after 2015’s Brick by Brick, goes even deeper into LEGO’s particular model of innovation. And this company wasn’t alone, according to the book’s new trailer. Brands like... Continue Reading →
innovation | May 10th, 2016

Maria Konnikova Links Procrastination to Creativity in Quartz

“You’re actually doing the smartest and most productive thing in the world if you waste time,” says author Maria Konnikova, as procrastinators everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. According to Konnikova, the best approach for a new creative assignment is to delay starting it for a while.... Continue Reading →
innovation | Feb 7th, 2016

First Look: Douglas Rushkoff’s New Book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

The digital economy is ruled by a host of intriguing concepts: big data, automation, algorithms, power law dynamics, the sharing and start-up economies. But are they actually designed for human prosperity? In other words, have technological advancements made life better for shareholders and the... Continue Reading →
innovation | Aug 25th, 2015

See Like an Ethnographer: Leah Hunter on Embracing Your Vision

Renowned cultural ethnographer and tech forecaster Leah Hunter gave an inspiring keynote, dubbed “How to See the Future,” at the International Startup Festival 2015. The talk identifies three key methods to embrace your natural creativity, follow your intuition, and see the world with refreshing... Continue Reading →
innovation | Aug 24th, 2015

How Privacy Fuels Creativity: Sarah Lewis in IAPP Video

In this impactful clip, author and critic Sarah Lewis re-affirms the importance of privacy as an essential element of the creative process—and one we often overlook. Speaking at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015, Lewis argues: “putting something out there in the world requires a temporary removal... Continue Reading →
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