The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Your Brain: Perception Deception (PBS Nova)

What Do Leaders Owe to Their Communities? (15:10)

We Need a Politics of Empathy (3:50)

Where Will Your Spark Take You? (14:42)

Public Health Means Standing Up For Others (17:42)

How Industries Will Grow with AI (2:10)

AI Is Giving Us Exactly What We Want—Here’s Why (1:40)

6 Steps to Becoming an “AI First” Business (2:29)

How to Use ChatGPT to Boost Your Creativity (2:39)

What Lionel Messi Can Teach Us About Getting Unstuck (2:22)

What Does It Mean to Be Stuck? (1:10)

Jumping Off Into the Great Unknown (46:20)

Insights Sharing: Stories of Minette Norman (29:39)

The Ripple Effect with Minette Norman (35:31)

How AI Can Revolutionize Company Productivity (1:12)

Invisible Child: Andrea Elliott in Conversation

PBS: What If Escaping Poverty Meant Leaving Your Family Behind?

If a 200-Year-Old Government Agency Can Use Artificial Intelligence, So Can You

The Looming Board Challenge Oversight of Artificial Intelligence

Michelle K. Lee Message at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

We Need to Empower Women to Get Into STEM

Deploying Real-World Machine Learning

What Fast-Growth Startups Can Teach Us About Opportunity

How Technology Is Changing Every Industry

Non-Bullshit Innovation in a World of Constant Change (49:18)

How Tech Disruption Is Shaping the Post-Pandemic World (7:55)

“It’s Not Cheating” – Using ChatGPT as a Tool in Education (2:15)

How to Innovate Like Amazon: The Secrets to Revolutionary Entrepreneurship (3:05)

The Rise of Generation Z (40:26)

Super Channels: Building Better Customer Relationships (25:51)

The Modern Telco: The Unbundling of Telecoms in the Era of 5G (15:08)

Becoming AI First (22:45)

Author’s Corner with Angie Thomas

Why the Supply Chain Is Broken and How We Can Fix It (3:09)

How Can We Make Anxiety Work For Us and Not Against Us?

Author’s Corner with Neil Hoyne

Creativity Is a Team Sport

Author’s Corner with Annette Gordon-Reed

Author’s Corner with Ethan Kross

Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington

The Life-Changing Power of Narrative

The In-Betweens: How Can We Live Together in America?

We Gon’ Be Alright – Really!

NATO Expansion and the Opportunity for American Unity

AI & The Super Future

How ChatGPT is Changing How We Think About AI (2:38)

How Generative AI is Transforming Business

Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

The Adolescent Brain and Human Capital

Why Adolescence is a Time of Vulnerability and Hope

Age of Opportunity

Activism is a Life Sentence

The Importance of Human Connection for the Incarcerated (5:22)

Finding Lifelines in Tough Times and Being a Lifeline for Others (6:17)

James Ellroy Speaking at The Commonwealth Club

TED: The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter [12:18]

Knowing the Difference Between a Happy and a Meaningful Life [11:16]

Want Meaning? Seek Belonging, Purpose, Storytelling, and Transcendence [33:21]

Inventing the Future: The Convergence of Biology, Engineering & Physics (1:12:00)

Making Science More Useful, and the Useful More Scientific (13:35)

Purifying Water Through Biology (2:24)

Biology Will Build the Next Tech Revolution (3:38)

Convergence Is The Tech Story of the 21st Century (6:12)

Meeting the Energy Demands of the Future (2:02)

Jennifer Brea at TED: Creating Awareness of a Disease Doctors Can’t Diagnose

TED: Using Photography to Explore Oil Consumption

Hit Makers: Familiar Beats Novelty and Distribution Beats Content.

Successful Entrepreneurs Watch, Not Just Do (5:01)

Turning Adversity Into Advantage

What’s a Minimum Viable Product and Why Does It Matter? (2:18)

What Is “Edge”And How Do You Develop It? (8:36)

Entrepreneurship = Using What You Have to Get What You Need (5:33)

Using Storytelling To Engage People With Science

What is ‘De-Extinction’? (5:07)

Patti Smith On Just Kids, Interviewed By Richard Branson

How Patti Smith Saved Rock n’ Roll

Why Developing the Engineer Mindset is Crucial for Business (2:10)

Turning Western Values Into Behavior

TED: Is Religion Good or Bad?

Writing Your Heritage is Radical Creativity (5:06)

You Dont Need Permission to Tell Your Story (7:21)

The Joy that Comes Out of Hardships Is Revolutionary (4:02)

Busting the Myth of Meritocracy (5:03)

Investing in Gender Equality (4:10)

Gender Equality As an Innovation Challenge (3:25)

Prioritizing Corporate Social Responsibility (1:53)

Identifying Shareholder Trade-Offs (2:31)

The First Rule of Creativity (2:31)

Creating Meaning Through Language (1:49)

Explain the Modern Rise in Living Alone

Boost Donations Using This Odd Trick with Names

Technology Divides Us But Community Spaces Bring Us Back Together

Gamify Your Product and Delight Your Users

Using Scents to Make Products More Memorable

How Do Environmental Cues Affect Our Choices?

Do Audiences Affect Attention & Performance?

Guide Consumer Habits with Choice Architecture

How Careful Design Makes Gambling Irresistible

How Change Can Work For You (4:00)

Change Before You Must (4:03)

Automation and the Future of Workflow (6:18)

Breaking Barriers in the Technological Marketplace (3:14)

The Future of Inventory Management? Microbes. (1:46)

Be Prepared to Overdeliver (2:10)

How Autonomous Vehicles Solve the”Last Mile” Problem in Shipping (1:40)

Why Failures Leading up to the Moon Landing Were a Gift (5:28)

You Either Work With People, or You Don’t (2:08)

Today’s Digital Revolution. It Started With NASA (2:34)

Cracking Open the World with a Silly Question (18:09)

How Did We Pull Off the Moon Landing? (2:30)

A Lifetime of Teamwork Got Us to the Moon (7:29)

How Changing Our Stories Can Change Our Lives (2:28)

ChatGPT Will Upend Education and That’s Not a Bad Thing (2:30)

Yvonne Camus on Not Giving Up

Evaluate Yourself on Your Best Performances

Facilitating Storytelling Through a Screen

TED: The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Health Care Workers

Contingent Citizenship in the Age of Ferguson and Baltimore (54:17)

Accepting the 2015 Hillman Prize (8:50)

We Fight, or We Don’t: The Struggle for Racial Equity in the Trump Era (7:08)

Why the American Prison System is Antithetical to Democracy (2:26)

Changing Our Legacy of Violence (22:15)

But What If We’re Wrong About Everything?

Practice Nonviolence—and Win Friendship and Understanding

What If All Our ‘Facts’ Proved to Be False?

Defining Anew What it Means to Be an American [25:44]

Practice Like a Pro (4:47)

With Grit, You Can Be a “Genius” If You Choose to Be (5:04)

How to Reach Your Goals (4:46)

TED: Grit as the Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success (6:13)

How to Unlock Your True Talent (1:27)

Why Effort Matters More Than Talent (6:24)

How To Save Democracy | TEDxBerlin

The Fate of Diverse Democracies

Criminogenic – How Prisons Cause More Crime

Building a Cooperative Culture (5:31)

How Does Perception Influence Reality? (10:05)

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others (5:26)

Building Strong Teams in an Age of Hybrid Work (2:56)

What Chickens Can Teach Us About Ending Workplace Bullying (3:26)

Ready for Brain Transparency?

Get What You Want—and Save the Relationship

Listen – Really Listen

How The Handmaid’s Tale Is Becoming More Than Fiction (1:22)

Make Equality Reality (8:05)

What Made You Become a Writer? (4:36)

Inspiration, Adaptation, and what The Handmaid’s Tale Means in a Post-Trump America (7:42)

Science and Creativity: Can Hip Hop Save Biotech? (17:02)

Young Canadians Are Both More Open and More Patriotic (1:28)

Sparking a Human Connection with People of the Past (1:27)

Historical Context is Key to Understanding Today’s Challenges (1:43)

Jonathan Metzl discusses “Dying of Whiteness” on MSNBC

NSL Bites: Jonathan Metzl on Guns in America

Jonathan Metzl on Real Time with Bill Maher (5:51)

The Young Turks: Why Gun Violence Is Rising In America

Jonathan Metzl on Political Issues That Could Impact Your Health (2:38)

Mental health “1 piece of the puzzle”: Psychiatrist on Buffalo shooting

Should US increase gun regulations, or do gun freedoms reduce violence?

What’s Left to Explore?

The Intersection of Race and Public Policy in America (1:18:30)

Criminalizing Race Compromised the American New Deal (1:22:10)

Understanding Crime Fighting in Black America (1:15:46)

The Importance of Race Education (5:46)

Are American Civil Rights Really Getting Better? (1:04:10)

Race as an Aggravating Factor in Sentencing (2:31)

The Centrality of Slavery to the American Story (4:00)

The Biggest Barrier to Collective Action Is Hopelessness (4:44)

Lack of Action on the Climate Crisis Is Genocide (1:17)

Change Capitalism, Change Our Planet (23:39)

Front Lines First: What a Green New Deal Really Means (2:09)

Want to Instill Grit? Teach Kids About Failure (4:33)

How Do Children Succeed? (1:05:02)

We Need a Green New Deal for Everyone (1:21)

What Character Traits Predict Success in Children? (3:34)

What’s the Best Antidote to Childhood Stress? (5:37)

Do Kids Work Harder If They Believe They Can Change? (2:28)

Getting Students Back on Track Requires Outside Help (3:47)

Testing Grit to Identify Future Success (3:15)

How Children Succeed: The Hidden Power of Character (19:46)

Managing Failure in Education (3:42)

Diversifying College Campuses Empowers Students to Succeed (9:48)

Do Our Children Need More Adversity? (3:07)

The Reality of Social Mobility in College (3:53)

Higher Education is Unfair – But the Stakes Truly Matter (5:34)

How and Why We’re Hardwired for Innovation

How Education Went from Enabling Social Mobility to Preventing It (1:09)

The Creative Company: Bending, Breaking, & Blending Ideas (56:42)

Considering the Displaced Working Class

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze

Why Innovating Your Process Matters (4:30)

What Do Americans Want From Corporations? (4:26)

What Does It Take to Be *Truly* Disruptive? (5:10)

Meet the Billionaire Whiz Kid Behind Oculus VR (5:42)

Program or Be Programmed (5:46)

The One Mindset that Helped Snapchat Succeed (5:46)

Reboot the Economy for Human Beings (4:43)

How Do Humans Fit into the New Economy? (3:58)

Mapping the Insidious Spread of Digital Monopolies (1:45)

How Has Tech Changed the Way We View Time? (13:22)

ChatGPT’s AI Capabilities Are Plateauing (7:29)

Why Is Growth Above All a Bankrupt Model? (3:20)

How Extractive, Growth Based Economies Lead to Financial Obesity (7:22)

How Is Dying Well a Moral Obligation?

The Power of Knowing You’re Not Alone

TED: What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Should the Rise of Other Nations Frighten America? (4:18)

Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media (1:17:15)

For Renewal, Turn to the Gilded Age of America (2:29)

Understanding America’s Problems and Strengths (4:08)

Assessing the Silicon Valley Model (44:39)

The Value of the American Myth As a Factor in Immigration (1:25)

The Lived Experience of Immigration in the U.S. is Not What You May Think (3:02)

Tracking Recovery and Resilience Across America (21:00)

3 Questions for NASA Pioneer Ellen Ochoa

Do the Right Things Today to Ensure Your Best Future (3:07)

Advice From Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

How to Use Anger for Justice (5:47)

Women in Innovation: NASA’s Dr. Ellen Ochoa (4:48)

How to Encourage Girls into STEM (2:17)

Understanding How Average People Radicalize

TEDWomen | The Power of Women’s Anger (11:44)

Why Don’t We Take Women’s Anger Seriously? (6:43)

Reversing America’s Political Polarization with Dialogue

What Is Afghanistan’s Best Hope?

TEDxStanford: How Can We Revive the American Dream for Our Children?

How Apple Captured the Future (2:56)

Prioritizing the Customer Over the Competition (2:20)

Reinventing Your Business Model (2:49)

Leading From the Future (6:07)

Finding Meaning in an Unjust World

Live The Perfect Life, Using Data | Modern Wisdom Podcast

Google In The Age Of Growing Privacy Concerns | CNBC

All the World’s a Lab: What Data Reveals About What Customers Want

What We Can Learn From History’s Unsung Heroines (1:12)

Watch the Trailer—Hidden Figures

Don’t Just Watch Hidden Figures—Read the Book

How to Use Empathy to Better Your Life (6:55)

How Has Empathy Evolved in Humans? (5:05)

Building Empathy: How to Get Others to Care More (13:19)

Enhancing Communication with Empathy (0:51)

Learning to Empathize Strategically (1:50)

Embracing Empathy in the Workplace (2:02)

How to Escape the Cynicism Trap (12:44)

Is Your Business *Actually* Different and Better?

Reinventing Biotechnology (6:20)

Engineering the Future (4:14)

The Cellular Revolution (12:59)

The Big Difference Between 1955 and Today? Twitter. (1:09:10)

What Would Justice Look Like for the Victims of Police Brutality? (1:43:04)

Civil Rights Today: The New Civil Rights Movement (1:19:15)

How Do Automation and Job Creation Work Together

What Will AI’s Economic Impact Be?

Can We Create New Tasks in the Era of Intelligent Machines?

Coercion, Labor Control & the Political Economy

Why Do Nations Fail?

Does Automation Lead to New Industries?

Making Better Decisions

TED: The Future of the American Dream is Green

TIKTOK, BOOM. Director Shalini Kantayya | Virtual Sundance Studio

The iPhone Isn’t Disruptive, It Just Looks That Way

Why Describing Ability as “Talent” Undermines Grit in the Workplace

How America Elected an “Insane Clown President”

Minding the Wealth Gap (57:00)

Our Automated Future: Learning to Adapt in the Era of Intelligent Machines

Why Entrepreneurship Is About More Than Jobs and Wealth

How Your Company Can (and Must) Develop an AI Strategy

AI Will Drop the Cost of Prediction—and Change Entire Industries

What Happens After You Achieve Your Dream? (2:57)

Inspire Teams by Building Deep Relationships (2:22)

Why Great Art Makes—and Remakes—Our Shared Historical Narratives

A Ticket to the NHL Comes with a Steep Price (3:07)

Rely on These Three Pillars to Achieve Your Potential (4:07)

Interview on Facebook Whistleblower Revelations

Forecasting the Future of Media (1:30)

Restoring Civil Discourse in America (1:06)

Social Media and the Rise of Information Warfare (2:20)

Anderson Cooper 360: Yael Eisenstat and Jennifer Grygiel

What Are Three Ways the Brain Creates Meaning? (6:27)

Explore What’s Possible—Not What’s Expected (1:45)

Transforming the Future of Design and Manufacturing (8:05)

How Does AI Help Us Become Better Designers? (8:51)

Build a Tower, Build a Team (7:23)

Reconciliation: Building a New Approach

How Can Analog Tools Unlock Creativity and Productivity? (2:56)

Do Analog Records Sound More Human? (3:02)

What Do Food Trends Say about Our Society? (8:59)

Why Communicating Design on Paper Still Matters (6:29)

What’s Driving the Vinyl Renaissance (23:12)

Why Are Analog Goods Making a Comeback? (5:20)

The Allure of Human Interaction (3:34)

Why the Human Touch Matters in a Digital World (3:12)

How “Persistence” Helps Students Make Sense of College

How Our Identities are Tied to the Tangible (4:12)

How Young People Drove the Analog Renaissance (3:25)

Celebrating the Importance of Libraries (2:00)

The Hate U Give Official Trailer (2:18)

Meet Angie Thomas: Bestselling Author & Hip-Hop Aficionado (2:29)

What Inspired *The Hate U Give*? (2:29)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Our Towns (50:32)

Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America (53:22)