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speaker news | Aug 16th, 2022

Get Smarter This Summer: Crucial Books by Lavin Speakers on McKinsey’s Summer Reading List

Curated by Nobel Prize winners, CEOs, founders, and more, McKinsey’s annual summer reading guide spotlights the vital ideas that you’ll want to know more about—including four books on leadership, change, and happiness by Lavin’s brilliant speakers.

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speaker news | Jul 29th, 2022

Building A More Equitable Society with Sunlight, Art, and Education: Bill Strickland on PBS NewsHour

Bill’s arts and training center Manchester Bidwell provides job training to thousands of disadvantaged youth and adult learners. Bill was recently interviewed on PBS NewsHour, where he said that the point of his center is to “cure cancer of the spirit.”

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speaker news | Jul 27th, 2022

Untold Stories of Social Justice Solidarity: Heather McGhee’s New Podcast Based on Bestselling Book

The podcast is an expansion of Heather’s instant New York Times bestseller "The Sum of Us," which explored how we all lose when racism thrives, and we all win when we seek equality. In the podcast, Heather interviews people who are coming together across division to forge a better future.

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speaker news | Jul 22nd, 2022

The Cyber World Is for Everyone: Digital Security Veteran Tarah Wheeler Joins Council on Foreign Relations

Fulbright scholar, author, and former Symantec principal security advocate—Tarah has spent her career demystifying the cyber world for non-tech professionals. As a CFR Senior Fellow for Global Cyber Policy, she’ll help us make sense of policy issues that affect everyone.

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speaker news | Jul 14th, 2022

Just 30 Minutes Can Transform The Way We React to Stress: David Yeager’s New Scientific Study in Nature

A new study in the world’s top scientific journal—co-authored by David, an expert in the psychology of persistence—proves that it only takes half an hour to transform stressful situations into a challenge instead of a threat, sparking energy and motivation.

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speaker news | Jun 27th, 2022

A Love Letter to Young Black Dreamers: A Sneak Peek at Angie Thomas’s On the Come Up Film Adaptation

This film is based on Angie’s #1 New York Times bestseller, which follows a remarkable teenager trying to make it big as a rapper even though the odds are stacked against her. Kirkus called the book a “musical love letter” and an “honest and unflinching story of toil, tears, and triumph.”

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speaker news | Jun 22nd, 2022

40 Years Capturing Our Impact On The Planet: Acclaimed Photographer Edward Burtynsky’s New Project

Enveloped by 30-foot screens and an original soundtrack, audiences will journey through images and film from throughout Edward’s 40-year career. “In the Wake of Progress” premieres indoors this weekend, challenging us to have a conversation about our legacy and future on Earth.

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speaker news | Jun 13th, 2022

Use Your Personal Story For Radical Creativity: Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer Greg Hoffman

On the podcast Diary of a CEO, Greg showed how harnessing your personal story provokes inspiration in your company.

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